Make sure the soil is well draining so the plant is not sitting.
As previously mentioned, maintenance pruning is required to maintain a trees' shape. To do so, simply prune branches and shoots that have outgrown the intended canopy shape using twig shears or normal cutters.
Using the right Bonsai tools will help significantly. Don’t be afraid to prune your Bonsai regularly, it’s important to force the tree to distribute growth more evenly and develop dense foliage.
This Ficus needs to be pruned, as several long shoots have grown out of shape.
Mar 16, Steps 1. Determine which season your tree should be trimmed during. Bonsai trees should only be pruned during a certain time 2. Ensure that the tree has enough time to recover from the pruning. Remember: pruning any plant creates a wound that 3.
Determine which branches should be pruned. 92%. May 08, How to Prune a Bonsai Tree Method 1 of 3: Pruning for Maintenance. Remove all the weeds and dead wood or leaves. Look for weeds growing in the Method 2 of 3: Doing Structural and Stylistic Pruning. Prune for structure and style from November to February.
To Method 3 95%(18). When it comes to how to prune a bonsai tree for deciduous, which would include tree such as the Chinese Elm and Maples, you would use the tip of sharp scissors for pruning. For this, when you trim outward, you want to trim back the shoots but just after the next series of leaves.