Pinching is a type of pruning by fingertip commonly used to maintain the silhouette of a bonsai and improve ramification. The succulent tips of the developing foliage are plucked out with the fingertips before they can mature. As a result, the regrowth will be smaller, and you will occasionally get two buds where there were one. Pinching can also awaken dormant buds farther back on the branch.
|Ramification | Trunk | Primary branch | Secondary branch | Tertiary branch | Branch | Twig | Canopy | Silhouette|
|Detail wiring | Defoliation | Pinching|
|Types of Pruning|
|Pruning | Drastic pruning | Defoliation |Pinching | Trunk chop | Thinning | Trimming | Root pruning | Root trimming | Decandling|
|Tools for Pruning|
|Concave cutters | Shears | Thinning shears | Decandling shears | Leaf trimmers | Scythe | Root cutters | Branch cutters | Spherical cutters | Knob cutters|