Pruning Bonsai Plants - Knowledgebase Question

Bay Head, NJ
Question by BTracy8831
February 17, 2000
How can I prune my evergreen Bonsai Tree since I have been seeing additional growth and I do not want it to grow too big?

Answer from NGA
February 17, 2000


Bonsai absolutely require regular trimming and training to maintain their shape and style. The specific technique for your tree would depend on what kind of plant has been used and on the style it has been trained into. You
might wish to
look at a book on pruning techniques for bonsai or perhaps you might
the American Bonsai Society, c/o Patricia DeGroot, P.O.
Box 1136, Puyallup, WA 98371-1136, (206) 841-8992;
web site: They have several
publications available to help you learn to care for your
bonsai. You might also find some helpful information through
the Internet Bonsai Club web site. I hope this

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