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Ma-Ke Bonsai

 - (Dealer)  
Entry for Bonsai Ma-Ke Bonsai Dealer   WWW Link  Update this bonsai term Ma-Ke Bonsai Dealer

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BONSAI>BONSAI>MA-KE BONSAI - On-line bonsai store which also offers bonsai classes. Fairly limited offering on site but states that 150 SPECIES are stocked.

Contact : Ma-Ke Bonsai
66 Harvey Road,
Whitton,
TW4 5LU

Tel: 0792 805 2986

Email: sales@makebonsai.com



Macroelements

 - (Fertiliser)  
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MACROELEMENTS - Generic term used to describe the 3 key fertilizer components : Nitrogen (N), Phosphorous (P), Potassium (Ka). 



Mae eda

 - (Tree Parts)  
Entry for Bonsai Mae eda Tree Parts  Update this bonsai term Mae eda Tree Parts

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EDA>MAE EDA - Japanese term for the front branch of a tree which is always positioned on the bottom half of the BONSAI>BONSAI.



Maidenhair Tree (Ginkgo Biloba)

 - (Tree Type (Outdoors))  
Entry for Bonsai Maidenhair Tree (Ginkgo Biloba) Tree Type (Outdoors)   WWW Link  Update this bonsai term Maidenhair Tree (Ginkgo Biloba) Tree Type (Outdoors)
bonsai_maidenhair_01.jpg image MAIDENHAIR TREE (GINKGO BILOBA) - The oldest of all SPECIES. it is is primitive type of conifer closely related to ferns. Tall and columnar in style developing a gnarled trunk with age but no fine BRANCH STRUCTURE. They have distinctively SHAPEd, bright green LEAVES which change to pale yellow in autumn.

STYLE : Formal upright and CLUMP.

WARNING : Avoid : crushing fleshy ROOTS when REPOTTING, WIRING as BARK marks easily and large cuts as they will not grow over.


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Malathion

 - (Treatments)  
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bonsai_malathion_01.jpg image MALATHION - Malathion is an organophosphate pesticide effective on a broad VARIETY of insect pests.

Malathion can turn young LEAVES black. Insecticides containing BIFENTHRIN are suggested by expert BONSAI>BONSAI artists Peter Chan because they are kinder than malathion to younger leaves.

A light spray during winter will kill any eggs. Advice is not to use Malathion on Ficus, Crassu- la, Podocarpus or buttonwood.



Mame

 - (Tree Style)  
Entry for Bonsai Mame Tree Style  Update this bonsai term Mame Tree Style
bonsai_mame_01.jpg image MAME - This is a sub classification in the "miniature" BONSAI>BONSAI range and is one of the smallest of the size categories for bonsai.

Pronounced "ma-mey" these trees can vary in size from a few up to 15-20 cms (approximately 6-7 inches) from rim of the pot to top of the tree.


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Maple - Field (Acer Campestre)

 - (Tree Type (Outdoors))  
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Bonsai_Acer_Campestre_2015.jpg image MAPLE - FIELD (ACER CAMPESTRE) - Small, native European Maple, with coarse twigs and typical maple foliage which turns buttercup yellow in autumn.

STYLE : Upright tree suitable for most styles except literati.

WARNING : Prefers dappled shade. Needs protection from scorching by exposure to the hotTEST summer sun. Susceptible to APHIDS and SCALE INSECT.


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Maple - Japanese (Acer Palmatum)

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bonsai_acer_twintrunk.JPG image MAPLE - JAPANESE (ACER PALMATUM) - This category covers a wide rang of CULTIVARs including : Deshojo, Chisio, Ukon, Dissectum Atropurpurium and many others. originating from Japan they exhibit a wide range of leaf and BARK colourings.

STYLE : Upright tree suitable for most styles except literati.

WARNING : Prefers dappled shade. Needs protection from scorching by exposure to the hotTEST summer sun. Susceptible to APHIDS and SCALE INSECT.


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Maple - Norway (Acer Platanoides)

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MAPLE - NORWAY (ACER PLATANOIDES) - Norway Maple

A common tree throughout much of Europe from Norway down to the Mediterranean and to Western Asia. It is an important forestry wood in Europe with its Hard Light coloured wood finding use in furniture to musical instruments. As BONSAI>BONSAI it make an attractive Medium to Large Bonsai, despite it's larger leaf size.

Styles : Formal upright, Informal Upright, Slanting, Broom, Twin trunk.


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Maple - Trident (Acer Buergerianum/Acer Trfidum)

 - (Tree Type (Outdoors))  
Entry for Bonsai Maple - Trident (Acer Buergerianum/Acer Trfidum) Tree Type (Outdoors)   WWW Link  Update this bonsai term Maple - Trident (Acer Buergerianum/Acer Trfidum) Tree Type (Outdoors)
bonsai_trident_maple_02.jpg image MAPLE - TRIDENT (ACER BUERGERIANUM/ACER TRFIDUM) - Deciduous, upright tree with pale grey BARK and fresh green, three lobed LEAVES in spring changing to rich orange/red in autumn.

STYLE : Upright tree suitable for most styles but particularly good for root-over-rock.

WARNING : ROOTS have high moisture content and so can easily suffer frost damage. Prevent freezing of roots by over-wintering in sheltered area.


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Masakuni Bonsai Tools

 - (Manufacturer)  
Entry for Bonsai Masakuni Bonsai Tools Manufacturer   WWW Link  Update this bonsai term Masakuni Bonsai Tools Manufacturer
bonsai_masakuni_tools_01.gif image BONSAI>BONSAITOOLS>MASAKUNI BONSAI TOOLS - The Bonsai tool originator MASAKUNI Co., Ltd. is the only full-scale maker in Japan and has over three-quarters century of experience in producing Bonsai training tools.

Tools can be supplied via selected UK bonsai stockists



Medullary ray

 - (Tree Parts)  
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MEDULLARY RAY - A channel radiating out from the HEARTWOOD aCROSS and perpendicular to the growth rings and allow the radila transmission of sap, used for storage of sugars while the plant is DORMANT.



Mei boku

 - (Other)  
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MEI BOKU - Japanese term for a very old and elegant BONSAI>BONSAI.



Mendip Bonsai Studio

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BONSAI>BONSAIST>BONSAISTUDIO>MENDIP BONSAI STUDIO - Provider of specialist bonsai workshops The Mendip Bonsai Nursery is not open to the general public. Personal callers are welcome, but you must phone ahead for an appointment.

Contact -  John Trott Mendip Bonsai Studio,
Byways,
Backlane,
Downside, Shepton Mallet,
Somerset.
BA4 4JR

Tel: 01749 344274



Metasequoia glyptostroboides (Dawn Redwood)

 - (Tree Type (Outdoors))  
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bonsai_dawn_redwood_01 - Copy.jpg image METASEQUOIA GLYPTOSTROBOIDES (DAWN REDWOOD) - See DAWN REDWOOD (METASEQUOIA GLYPTOSTROBOIDES)


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Microelements

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