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  • 1. The Green Journey of Bonsai Trees Presented by Arbor Care Inc.
  • 2. What is a Bonsai Tree? • Bonsai, the ancient art of growing and keeping miniature trees. • Literally translated from Japanese, Bonsai means “planted in a container.” • Unlike what is commonly thought, Bonsai is not a genetically dwarfed plant. • A Bonsai is kept miniature by combining several techniques, including regular pruning and wiring.
  • 3. History of Bonsai Tree • Although the “Bonsai” is Japanese, the art it describes (Penjing) originated in the Chinese empire well over 2000 years ago. • About a 1000 years ago, the Japanese copied the Chinese art and adapted it to their local circumstances. • In the West, Bonsai was introduced only recently (late 19th century), where it became increasingly popular.
  • 4. Bonsai Styles • Bonsai are traditionally styles to reflect many common natural situations. • These styles range from the calm and stately Formal Upright style characterized by a straight vertical trunk to the Cascade style which is inspired by trees clinging for their lives from the side of a mountain. • Other designs reflect a tree’s endurance to overcome nature’s persistent elements such as in Literati and Wind Swept styles.
  • 5. Different Style of Bonsai Tree Informal Upright Cascade Formal Upright Forest Multiple Trunk Semi Cascade Slanting Literati Windswept
  • 6. Training & Shaping • A Common misconception is the plants used for Bonsai are genetically ‘dwarfed’ plants. Bonsai trees are normal plants, propagated like any other, but trained using sophisticated techniques to keep them small. • The training includes basic like regular pruning and wiring, but also more advanced styling techniques such as creating deadwood.
  • 7. Continue….. • Pruning: by regular pruning we keep the tree in the determined shape. • Wiring: by wrapping wire around branches of the tree we are able to bend these, to achieve our determined shape. • Tools: several specialized tools were developed, including a concave cutter and twig shears. • Repotting: Since bonsai trees are held in small pots, regular repotting is required to replenish nutrients in the soil.
  • 8. Bonsai Tree Care • Bonsai trees are plants like any other, but since they are put in such small pots we need to adapt watering and fertilizing practices slightly. • It is recommended to identify the tree species of your Bonsai, so you can look up the best care practice. • Tree health care is more important for every trees. Hope you have found best.
  • 9. Tree Health Care in Illinois • By giving above Bonsai tree information, Arbor Care Inc. feels proud as they are part of the tree health care. • Apart from tree health care, Arbor care Inc. serves tree services that include arboricultural consulting, big tree transplanting, big tree moving, tree sales, GPS tree inventory and GIS mapping, plant health care, insect and disease control, large area rough moving and custom tree digging.
  • 10. Contact Us Arbor Care, Inc. 22264 Pfeiffer Rd Frankfort, IL 60423 (815) 469-6061 info@treespecialist.com http://www.treespecialist.com