Cotoneaster needs a trim!

Yesterday was the monthly meeting of the local bonsai society and I took along a cotoneaster that was in desperate need of a trim. I had deliberately let this grow to allow the tree to gain some strength but the time had come.

The before trim look.

An hour or so with the scissors and it was back to a more reasonable size. A few members and I also took the opportunity to discuss the tree for possible improvements (it really does need a lot of improvement) so we turned it around, put it at different angles and generally critiqued it. I have made a few decisions on the future for this tree and I will post the “new look” in six or eight months time.

The after trim look.

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