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Tachi eda

 - (Tree Parts)  
Entry for Bonsai Tachi eda Tree Parts   WWW Link  Update this bonsai term Tachi eda Tree Parts
bonsai_branch_pruning_01.jpg  image EDA>TACHI EDA - Branches (called "tachi eda") growing straight up should be removed from your BONSAI>BONSAI tree. 

 

See Branch PRUNING.



Take (budding)

 - (Procedure)  
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TAKE (BUDDING) - The successful out come of budding. GRAFTs "take" whereas CUTTINGs "STRIKE".



Tako Zukuri

 - (Tree Style)  
Entry for Bonsai Tako Zukuri Tree Style  Update this bonsai term Tako Zukuri Tree Style
bonsai_tako_zukuri_02.jpg image Tako ZUKURI - Termed the "OCTOPUS Style" in the West because of its exagerated twists and turns in both trunk and branch often accompanied by contorted, well-exposed root. The overall effect of the style should be to make the tree should look like a scary, monster tree from a fairy tale.

The photo on the left is from a naturally contorted beech in the south west of Scotland.


Thanks to - SBA Gallery for use of the image

Tan gei

 - (Other)  
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TAN GEI - Generic Japanese term to denote BONSAI>BONSAI material.



Tan gei

 - (Other)  
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TAN GEI - Generic Japanese term to denote BONSAI>BONSAI material.



Tankan

 - (Tree Style)  
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TANKAN - Single trunk tree so termed in the classification by number of trunks on a single set of results.



Tanuki

 - (Tree Style)  
Entry for Bonsai Tanuki Tree Style   WWW Link  Update this bonsai term Tanuki Tree Style
bonsai_tanuki_juniper_01.jpg image TANUKI - In Japanese folklore, tanuki is a Japanese raccoon dog, noted as a SHAPE-changing trickster.

A tanuki BONSAI>BONSAI, is where a living tree is joined to a piece of DEADWOOD to create a composite in the driftwood style. It is not genuine driftwood-style which are very rare.

The tanuki process enables the creation of a driftwood-style product from more commonly available materials. The technique involves adding living material (often juniper) to a section of deadwood via a groove in the deadwood. It is fixed using screws, wire wrappings, or CLAMPS. Over time, the young tree grows into the deadwood channel, fusing with teh deadwood. Once matured the fixings are removed.

The picture shown is a Tanuki Juniper, courtesy of WATTSTON BONSAI.


Thanks to - Wattston Bonsai for use of the image

Tape - self amalgamating

 - (Tool)  
Entry for Bonsai Tape - self amalgamating Tool  Update this bonsai term Tape - self amalgamating Tool
bonsai_self_amalgamating_tape_01.jpg image TAPE - SELF AMALGAMATING - Used instead of, and sometimes together with, rafia when bending branches.

This rubber tape is slightly tacky and sticks to itself when stretched around branches. The tape is really flexible and will stretch to more than five times its original length.

Self amalgamating tape is also useful for joining together a branch which has been broken say during the WIRING process and will hold the parts of the branch exactly in place while the tree heals itself. The tape which can be left on the branch and will deteriorate over a few years by which time the branch is repaired.


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Taper

 - (Other)  
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TAPER - The gradual lessening of the thickness of the trunk or branches towards their extremeties.

The general guideline in BONSAI>BONSAI is that tapering should be relatively uniform and that INVERSE TAPER should be avoided.



Taunton & Somerset Bonsai Club

 - (Club or Group)  
Entry for Bonsai Taunton & Somerset Bonsai Club Club or Group  Update this bonsai term Taunton & Somerset Bonsai Club Club or Group
taunton.jpg image BONSAI>BONSAICLUB>TAUNTON & SOMERSET BONSAI CLUB - Meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 7.15pm.

Meetings at: United Reformed Church Hall
Paul Street
TAUNTON,
Somerset.
TA1 3PF

Tel :01823 619475



Taxus Baccata

 - (Tree Type (Outdoors))  
Entry for Bonsai Taxus Baccata Tree Type (Outdoors)   WWW Link  Update this bonsai term Taxus Baccata Tree Type (Outdoors)
bonsai_yew_01.jpg image TAXUS BACCATA - See : Yew-Common



Taxus Cuspidata

 - (Tree Type (Outdoors))  
Entry for Bonsai Taxus Cuspidata Tree Type (Outdoors)   WWW Link  Update this bonsai term Taxus Cuspidata Tree Type (Outdoors)
bonsai_japanese_yew_01.jpg image TAXUS CUSPIDATA - See : Yew-Japanese


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Ten (apex)

 - (Tree Parts)  
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bonsai_branch_structure_021.jpg image APEX)>TEN (APEX) - Alternative Japanese term describing the apex of a tree.  See also " Shin "



Test

 - (Antique Potters)  
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TEST - This is just a test of email connect



The Art of Bonsai Design

 - (Books and Articles)  
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BONSAI>BONSAIDESIGN>THE ART OF BONSAI DESIGN - Author : Colin Lewis

Development of several trees from a number of SPECIES, with some fascinating horticultural and practical details.



The Bonsai Book

 - (Books and Articles)  
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