Welcome 2 my gallery… Assalamualaikum…x pelu diperkenalkan diri kerana saya masih terlalu baru dlm seni bonsai ini..kebanyakan koleksipun hanyalah tunggul kayu yg masih baru dan jauh sekali jika hendak dipanggil bonsai..terima kasih tidak terhingga kepada sifu besar PSBK..saudara Abe Yi , AbePa Pitu Geng dan PSMan P.Mas yang telah banyak mencurahkan ilmu pengetahuan berkenaan dengan seni bonsai…semoga ilmu yang diberi hanya Allah dapat membalasnya…Segala gambar dalam ruangan inspiration dan logo persatuan yang baru bukannlah yang sebenar mahupun nyata..hanyalah olahan Komputer dari saya sendiri…”Maah AbeYi!..pinje pohon smeta…hahah!!”
“ A species of sensual fantasy…charming!”-Robert Steven (Indonesia)
“ Jika Indonesia dan Philipine terkenal dengan Pemphisnya..Mereka diluar sana akan kenal PSBK kerana kejaguhan Cucur Atapnya…. “ – Anonymous
The tree that is used in this photo series is a Cucur Atap collected from Ustaz Fendi from Pasir Mas 1 years ago. Beech have fairly pliable branches, but they also have thin bark which is marked easily by wire.
On the other hand many deciduous species, have brittle growth, that if bent too far, will snap. It is very important that great care is taken that branches are not broken from the use of cooper wiring.
The branch in the foreground of this picture is approximately 3/4 inch thick; it is growing out to the left of the tree though it actually emanates from the right-hand side of the trunk. It is necessary from a design point of view, for the branch to be moved so it grows to the right of the tree.
To protect the bark, ensure that the branch is protected and strengthened, raffia is wound around the branch.
Raffia is a reed-like plant material commonly found in most garden centres, it is soaked in water for 30 minutes and then carefully wound tightly, around the length of the branch. In this case, 4 layers of raffia are used. When applied wetted, raffia can be placed in single flat layers; dry raffia is far more difficult to manipulate. As the raffia dries, it will also shrink and tighten slightly, giving the branch more support.
After wrapping with raffia, two lengths of wire are then applied to the branch; these will not be able to stop the branch returning to its original position on their own, but will again, diffuse the stress of the bending across the length of the branch.
If there are any doubts as to whether the branch will tolerate further bending, it is better to secure in its current position and allow time for the branch to adopt its current position before further movement is applied.
To ensure that the branch is held in its new position, a cooper wire is applied from the branch itself to another nearby branch.
The tree and this branch in particular, will now be encouraged to grow strongly through the next few months to allow the branch to heal and set in its new position. okay bye…