Wiring Techniques

Wiring is an absolutely crucial technique to train and style bonsai trees. By wrapping aluminium or copper wire around the branches of a tree, you are able to bend and reposition the trunk and branches into your desired shape.

You will need flexible, non-rusting wire, usually brown plastic coated aluminium, of several different gauges; the thickest you are likely to use is 4mm. For smaller branches and young trees you will only require 1–2mm.


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