Asked by: Ivailo Peñarroya
asked in category: General Last Updated: 10th June, 2020

What can I use for bonsai wire?

Using the right material is essential for wiring a Bonsai tree. Basically, two kinds of wire can be used: anodized aluminum and annealed copper. The aluminum wire is used for deciduous species, while the harder copper wire is used for conifers and pines.

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Also know, how do you make a bonsai wire?

  1. Step 1: Setup. Measure 24 inches of wire and cut it.
  2. Step 2: Making the Structure. Wrap masking tape on one end of the wires.
  3. Step 3: Making the Leaves. Open the wires if it bends from top of branches.
  4. Step 4: Making the Roots. Unwrap the masking tape.
  5. Step 5: Making the Base.
  6. 4 People Made This Project!
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Secondly, how long do you leave wire on a bonsai tree? For example a pine tree is a slow growing tree and if you wire it you might leave the wire on for a year maybe two years depending on the size of the tree and it might not leave that much of a scar. In your bonsai by applying wire to the trunk. Any type of wire cutters will work. But it should be left on a bit longer.

In this regard, can you use steel wire for bonsai?

There are two kinds of wire which are suitable for use on bonsai and those are anodized aluminium and annealed copper. Stainless steel wire is also useful but this is generally reserved for hardcore bends and as stays only, not to coil around a trunk or branch.

How do you shape a bonsai tree with wire?

Part 1: Double wiring a Bonsai

  1. First select the pair of branches you will wire; these have to be of the same thickness and located near each other on the tree.
  2. Now cut off the right length of wire to wrap around both the branches.
  3. Start with wrapping the wire around the trunk and proceed with the first branch.

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