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I have a bonsai ash but would like stone lower branches on the tree. Can I force the mini-tree to make any?

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  • please add a picture or two – kevinskio May 9 '20 at 11:32
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On younger branches you can sometimes remove a sliver of bark above a likely bud which might force it to expand. Otherwise you have a good chance that regular pruning of the bonsai will at some point encourage a side growth that you can wire into place to fill a gap.

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    And if that fails to give one the desired branch, it is possible to graft a branch in that place. – Jim Young May 10 '20 at 15:24
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    Thank you all, much appreciated. – HugMyster May 13 '20 at 9:58

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