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5.5mm 100g Roll Aluminum Wire,

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Bonsai wiring- is one of the most powerful tools to control the shape of the tree.[3] The best time to wire a tree is in

spring or fall when there is not as much foliage and the tree will not be too stiff. (Trees become stiff in winter while

4.5mm 100g Roll Aluminum Wire, MAC-4.5dormant because the sap pressure of the trunk and branches is much lower.)

5.5mm 100g Roll Aluminum Wire,

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5.5mm 100g Roll Aluminum Wire, One method of wiring the tree is to wrap the trunk. Then each branch is wrapped in spirals of Raffa and then bonsai wire so that the branch may be bent. The tree will then train the branch to grow in the desired direction. You should do a trial run on a flexible branch that can afford to be sacrificed. Use a piece of wire on and a half times the length of the branch to be wired. Then hold the wire in place with one hand, and wind it around and along the branch with the other hand. The wire should run cleanly along the branch, at an angle of about 45 degrees to it, and should not be to tight or too loose.If the wire is cutting into the bark remove it and start over as it will leave scars. Be sure to check the wire periodicaly to make sure it is not cutting into the branch. If the wire does not hold the branch simple place a second wire along side of the first. Another method of wiring involves attaching weights to the branches, causing them to sag and creating the impression of age. You can also use bamboo and wire ties to train branches. Wire & Supplies are available at Generally, wire is left on for one growing season. The tree should not be allowed to outgrow the wire, since this could cause the bark to become bound to the wire, making removal traumatic. When the time comes to remove the wire, it should be cut away in small pieces (rather than unwinding it), as this will cause less damage to the foliage. The thickness of the wire used should be in proportion to the size of the branch — larger branches will require lower- gauge wire. Two pieces of thinner wire paired together can be used in lieu of heavier wire. It is bad form to let any wires cross; this is most readily accomplished by starting from the base of trunk and working up. When bending the branches, one should listen and feel for any sign of splitting. When bending a branch near the trunk extra caution should be used, as the branch is generally most brittle near the trunk. It is possible to gradually bend a branch little by little over the course of several months. When working with the branches, consideration should be given to the style and form desired.

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