The First Steps of a Long Bonsai Journey

I will be doing the very first root pruning on many small timber immediately, the primary steps of the lengthy journey in changing into a bonsai!

I’ve bought a small Maple tree with the intention of growing this right into a Bonsai sooner or later.
My intention shall be to repot this in to the pot you may see within the background of the photographs. I’ll in all probability look to develop this for four years or so in pots earlier than I begin to ‘type’ the as a Bonsai.
What recommendation do individuals have for rising the scale of the trunk and cover?
Additionally, when it comes to pruning the tree over the subsequent few years, how ought to I do that conserving in thoughts that the final word aim shall be to Bonsai this tree?
I am planning to make compost (75%) / pearlite (25%) combine for the brand new pot, every other strategies?
Thanks for looking.

I tried to rake the roots in to a radial sample, it was harder than I anticipated. I additionally gave it a light-weight root prune and eliminated any downward going through roots.
In any case, I am going to hold and eye on it over the subsequent few months, hopefully it’ll survive.
Any recommendations on pruning over this primary rising season? I’m considering of permitting it to develop unrestrained till the late autumn in order that it has an opportunity to get well… Any ideas on this?


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