Mistakes while carving Shari

Nebari Bonsai

Red shows dead spots:

Had I followed the dead areas first instead of trying to carve a spiral Shari as shown in the virt below.

I would have preserved the left live vein on the right trunk.

Allowing 2 or 3 live veins

Keeping the left live vein alive would have added interest and options for styling.

Ultimately I’m growing to like the tree, but I always wondered if I could have brought out a better tree from the material. Here is a shot after pruning and wiring this spring.

And another after it filled in a bit more. Next spring, I’ll get it into a more decisive pot.

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