The Bonsai Files

Your free access to general and how-to articles, The Bonsai Files. Detailed and filled with bonsai pictures, Zach shows you step-by-step how he designs bonsai and provides before, during, and after images.

The Bonsai Files

Trunk Building Oaks

Trunk Building Oaks

trunk building oaksSneak PeekMost of the time we can get a good trunk line with our collected trees.  Sometimes, however, you have to rebuild almost from the ground up.Trunk Building OaksI collected this Water oak, Quercus nigra, from my iris swamp two years ago where...

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Big Hoss Gets Carved

Big Hoss Gets Carved

big hoss gets carvedSneak PeekTwo years ago I introduced "Big Hoss" the Water-elm to you.  Last year I chopped the trunk so I could improve taper.  Now it's time to do some carving on the chop.Big Hoss Gets CarvedHere's another look at "Big Hoss" the Water-elm from...

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