Fraxinus ornus No.2

This little Ash was worked a little recently. It was defoliated back in May this year, foliage was regrown few weeks back already. Now it was time to thin out foliage from the top of the crown, to let more sunshine in. Also many shots were shortened and terminal buds removed, which will help to improve ramification in the future. Main picture is possible future front, but tree looks nice from more sides, as it should be in naturalistic bonsai. Tree was feed with Osmocote granules on top of the soil, to prevent their flushing out they were covered by fresh zeolite on top.








Picture of the tree shortly after collecting from wild in 2009