Tamarindo with a tail for nebari

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Tamarindo with a tail for nebari

Post  AK_Panama on Thu May 26, 2011 7:05 pm

Hello everyone!

This Tamarindo prebonsai has a horrible tail for a nebari and definitely requires alot ofwork. I was thinking of ground layering it by using a tourniquet right above the tail, and then repotting it deeper (at least 3-4 inches of medium above the tourniquet and adding rooting hormone).

My other idea was to take a wood square board, make a hole in the middle that would serve as a tourniquet...saw in half, place together with the tree in the middle where I want the layering done, and then stick together somehow (with nails, screws, super glue...?).



I like the board idea as this way I can train the new nebari to be completely radial and to go in the direction I want. I´ve never done any of these ground layering methods...what do you guys recommend?

Pictures of the tree:






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Re: Tamarindo with a tail for nebari

Post  Rob Kempinski on Thu May 26, 2011 7:54 pm

Definitely try to layer the tree, but with the straight trunk, maybe you need to layer the tree higher up closer to where something interesting happens with the trunk.

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Re: Tamarindo with a tail for nebari

Post  AK_Panama on Fri May 27, 2011 8:13 pm

The rest of the tree is pretty straight Sad

I on the other hand don´t have a purely formal upright tree so this one might work itself towards that direction Smile

Would you guys suggest I experiment with the board thing (cutting, hollowing, sticking together), or just go straight to a wire tourniquet?

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