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You probably know that bonsai are the miniaturized versions of the big, aged trees found in nature. But do you know that bonsai have their miniature versions as well?

Styleing literati bonsai - bunjingi
It's called "Literati" because it was favored among many educated artists such as poets and calligraphers.
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Styles and Styling
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- Cascade Style
- Semi- Cascade Style
The two basic styles of bonsai are the classic (koten) and the informal or `comic` (bunjin).

Pierneef style
Imagine yourself in the middle of the African savanna. Acaccia trees in endless fields of grass, with slow moving herds of Wildebeeste, Zebra and Giraffe.

Raft-style, or Netsuranari, bonsai mimic a natural phenomenon that occurs when a tree topples onto its side (typically due to erosion or another natural force). Branches along the top side of the trunk continue to grow as a group of new trunks.

Raft Style (Korabuki)
Raft Style imitates those trees that have fallen down but continue to grow with the branches on one side becoming like individual trees.

Slant style Bonsai
The slant style of Bonsai is very flexible when it comes to which species of tree to use. It can be chosen for almost all bonsai trees.

Broom style Bonsai
The broom style is suited for deciduous trees with extensive, fine branching.

Basic Styles of Bonsai Trees
The following are among the common styles of bonsai trees including the key features and specifications of each.
1. Informal Upright ...

Bonsai Styles, some pointers
The problem with providing a set of styles for folk who are new to the hobby is that it is easy to lead them to believe that, if their tree doesn't conform to one of the styles, it's a bad bonsai, when it's not!.

Bonsai Styles
There are many important decisions to make when you decide to grow a bonsai tree. First you must know which specie you would like to plant.


1. Roots

The roots along with the trunk are fundamental to a bonsai plant. They are
the starting point of making a quality bonsai. In root training, a surface root ...

Simple Styles and Techniques
Every experienced bonsai enthusiast has his/her own personal idea of what bonsai is to them and what defining factors make them aesthetically appealing.

Display Styles
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This style is far is very different from traditional bonsai shapes  when it comes to the roots. 
On most bonsai, nebari is important (the spread of the roots at the base of the tree.) ...

This style is quite a simple one that can be achieved by many methods. At an early age, the bonsai can be trained to an angle by means of wiring the trunk until it is in position.

This style is unusual in that the tip of the trunk is not the highest point of the tree. The image created is one of a tree growing out of the side of a cliff with the tree cascading downwards. A cascade can have a small head of upward growth.

Shakan style is part-way between an upright and a cascade style tree. The slant of the Bonsai trunk can be anywhere between 30 degrees to as steep as 75 degrees.

Cascade styles are among the hardest to achieve. Generally, Junipers are the most commonly shaped trees; their hardiness and malleable nature makes them perfect for creating bonsai trees cascade style! ...

Bonsai Tree Styles: Slanting - trunk leaning to one side, with branches on both sides - apex to one side of the base ...

Five Main Styles
There are more than twenty distinct bonsai tree styles.
They are all based on the five inclinations of the trunk: ...

It is a natural style which most people will be familiar with as it is one of the most dramatic styles of tree. It is often favoured by those new to bonsai who are usually unaware that it is very difficult to create a successful windswept bonsai.

Another American style that is sure to happen is the California Oak. There is nothing else like them in the world and each species has its individual quirks, that will vary from region to region, sometimes in as little as forty miles.

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Informal upright - This style seeks to mimic what a tree will look like when exposed to the elements. Although its trunk and branches may have bends, it still conveys a sense of balance and symmetry.

Japanese Bonsai Trees: Different Styles and Tastes
Ask anyone where bonsai trees come from and they'll likely tell you from Japan. Japanese bonsai trees are very recognizable and they add a little exotic Eastern taste to any home.

Styles emulate trees that have developed according to the forces of nature. It is easy to go around blinkered to the wonderful diversity of tree shapes. Once you are into bonsai that “luxury' is no longer an option.

Bonsai come in various styles. Below are some of the most commonly encountered ones: ...

Chokkan - Formal upright: Design is created from a tree with a straight trunk. Branches are selected in an alternating pattern, right - back - left or vica-versa with the largest space between branches toward the bottom of the tree.

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Basic Styles
When shaping a tree, you must first decide which style is best suited to the tree's natural design. There are complex array of different shapes and styles to choose from.

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