Bonsai: How to Make a Bonsai (the basic tools for bonsai)

The practice of bonsai-making involves various factors in order to be successful. Different techniques and special tools are necessary to yield satisfactory results. Here are the tools that are specially used for the art and maintenance of a bonsai tree.

A concave pruner is a significant bonsai tool used to remove tree branches in a manner that promotes smooth and rapid healing of the branch’s wound. Geometrically, the cutting edges of this tool are very precise, allowing a person to use its pointed ends for pruning tiny limbs and individual leaves. The bud scissors, in the meantime, are best for trimming buds, leaves, and small branches. Its short blades and finger holes are designed for excellent control and trimming precision. Bonsai wire cutters, on the other hand, are specifically used to remove training wires from the bonsai. These cutters provide less damage and more mechanical advantage than other wire cutters. There is also the knob cutter, which is used to remove excess calluses beneath the trunk and shape the bonsai tree’s final surface cut on the trunk or branch. Root hooks are utilized in removing soil and untangling roots, and lastly, root cutters manage the removal or shortening of large roots. Other miscellaneous tools which can also be useful for the practice of bonsai are saws, pliers, and bending levers.

Beginners in the art of bonsai do not necessarily need a complete set of bonsai tools right away. A concave pruner and the bud scissors are worth having to start. All bonsai tools must be used properly in order to last for years and continue to create beautiful bonsai masterpieces.