14 July 2016

Carpinus betulus "Rusnak"

Hornbeam bonsai tree was worked last time in May. Since then new flush of leaves grown and new shoots extended to 10 or so leaves. I had to cut it back again. This time I reduced all lengthy shoots also in lower part of the crown to induce some back budding there as well. Whole tree was strongly defoliated for the second time this season. Hope everything will go well again this time. No before picture now, I have been doing in a hurry.