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

  • please add a picture or two – kevinsky May 9 at 11:32

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.

| improve this answer | |
  • 2
    And if that fails to give one the desired branch, it is possible to graft a branch in that place. – Jim Young May 10 at 15:24
  • 1
    Thank you all, much appreciated. – HugMyster May 13 at 9:58

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.