This session is a continuation of the May workshop and will guide participants through the continual stages of ramification and leaf reduction including defoliation techniques. Multiple species of maples will be discussed including trident and Japanese maple varieties as well as applicable deciduous species. The morning begins with a lecture and handouts, followed by hands on work on your own trees. If you do not have a tree to work on, but would like to take the class, one can be borrowed or purchased (depending on availability).
This workshop is geared to helping the participants improve the health and appearance of their trees and therefore it is of benefit to both beginner and experienced bonsai enthusiasts. It is recommended that you attend both workshop sessions to get a better understanding of the deciduous tree growing cycle.
Tools to bring include aluminum wire, wire cutters, bonsai pliers, sphagnum moss and sharp scissors. You are welcome to bring more than one tree; as much work will be completed as time permits.