I am new in here and in the bonsai world , after trying to find some recommended books about bonsai and wasn’t able to found them or at least at a reasonable price ( naka’s books, Meriggioli, Degroot…) I finally decided that I should “invest” in a subscription with bonsai Mirai and let me say that it was a very smart decision, I cannot stop watching videos on the library since yesterday.
Well if I am here is not that much to say how happy I am to be part of the Mirai community but to face an issue ( even tho I am not really it is) about a Japanese deshojo maple I get few weeks ago.
I repotted it, did a complete defoliation after repotting to help promote new roots growth ( btw I am leaving in Thailand, so no real natural defoliation here, but I get this tree from an experienced maple grower here which not face any problem with Maples and hot/humidity weather here).
It is going well you can see all those new buds that have grown since 1 week after repotting.
I am just concerned about the design of the trunk. You can see an “ok” nebari with 2 big roots on both sides, but the trunk is thin at the base and getting bigger over.
What can I do to fix it ? Should I leave it like this, should I try some kind of air layering ? Or maybe try to fix it when the tree will be 3 or 4 years older ?
Thank you for your help and don’t hesitate to tell me all your thoughts