Creating Deadwood

Hey Mirai squad!

I’m a new member, and this is my first post! Happy to be here, I’ve been learning a ton–Mostly about all of the mistakes I’ve been making in the 18 months I’ve spent in the hobby before being a subscriber here. whoops.

I just have a quick question that I haven’t been able to find the answer to. Apologies in advance if this is a repeat post from somewhere I haven’t found, or if I haven’t combed the library enough to find it.

Regarding deadwood, how do I actually go about creating it? I’m looking for a tutorial that’s like “Hey, here’s this juniper that still has all of the bark on the entire tree, here’s what you do.” At this point, I’ve learned how to care for the deadwood once I have it. I just need to figure out how to, you know, have it. Does anyone have any advice, or can point me to something in the library or another post I may have missed?

Thanks in advance,


Welcome CamBob!

A search in the library for Juniper Jin or deadwood may bring up something relevant - but here is a video for starters:

This one is about creating deadwood on junipers.
Deadwood Creation | Bonsai Mirai Live

I think the rock planting one is also a good one for rock planting that has information on creating deadwood on youngish juniper whips.