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Post  vladasm Sat Jul 23, 2022 1:31 pm

Hello guys...
I need help with making bonsai. I got an olive tree and now I don't know what to do next? Should I cut off all the branches or do you think I could already start with some form? I am a beginner and I honestly have no idea what to do next.
Here are some photos and video on YT

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Post  Marty Weiser Sun Jul 31, 2022 2:16 am

It looks like you have the start of a nice spreading bonsai. I would do the following
- Take off one of the two branches that start at the same location. Keep the one with the branches/leaves closest to the trunk.
- There is a spot where there are two branches that are fairly close together - one is up and right of the other. I would remove one of them.
- Cut the long center stump back to about 1 diameter above the top branch. You will cut it back further next year once the collar has transitioned the top branch.
- Wire the branches to give an undulating up and out movement with some side to side movement as well. Make it a bit exaggerated since growth will make it smoother. Try to place branchlets on the outside of cuves.


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