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A to Z of Bonsai Terms

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Dai

 - (Tree Style)  
Entry for Bonsai Dai Tree Style  Update this bonsai term Dai Tree Style

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DAI>DAI - A BONSAI>BONSAI>BONSAI tree over 60 cms in height.



Dai

 - (Tree Style)  
Entry for Bonsai Dai Tree Style  Update this bonsai term Dai Tree Style
Dai_Beech_Bonsai _Tree.jpg image DAI>DAI - Tree size sub-category in the "Large BONSAI>BONSAI>BONSAI" group, MEasuring between 76 and 122 cms.  Also referred to in japan as "4 Handed" indicating how many men it would take to move one.


Thanks to - SBA Bonsai Image Gallery for use of the image

Dai ki (Oya ki)

 - (Tree Parts)  
Entry for Bonsai Dai ki (Oya ki) Tree Parts  Update this bonsai term Dai ki (Oya ki) Tree Parts

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DAI>DAIKI(OYAKI)>DAI KI (OYA KI) - The parent plant - or parent tree in BONSAI>BONSAI>BONSAI.  



Dai-Ichi Bonsai

 - (Dealer)  
Entry for Bonsai Dai-Ichi Bonsai Dealer   WWW Link  Update this bonsai term Dai-Ichi Bonsai Dealer
Dai-Ichi_Bonsai.jpg image DAI>DAI-ICHIBONSAI>BONSAI>BONSAI>DAI-ICHI BONSAI - Offer a wide range of goods for sale on-line from their web site and "Ebay" but also from callers at their two centres within Hillingdon garden Centres.

Contact - Hillier Garden Centre,
Priors Court Road,
Hermitage,
Newbury,
Berkshire,
RG18 9TG.

Tel: 01635 200667

Contact - Hillier Garden Centre,
Henley Road,
Mappleborough Green,
Studley,
Redditch
Warks.
B80 7DR

Tel: 01527 850202


Thanks to - Dai-Ichi Bonsai for use of the image

Daiza

 - (Pot)  
Entry for Bonsai Daiza Pot   WWW Link  Update this bonsai term Daiza Pot
bonsai_daiza_01.jpg image DAI>DAIZA - DAIZA is a wooden base carved to fit a specific SUISEKI viewing stone.



Damping off

 - (Pests and Diseases)  
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DAMPING OFF - A group of FUNGAL DISEASEs which attack seedlings causing them to rot at the base, collapse and die.  May be combatted by spraying with copper based FUNGICIDE.



Danish Pink

 - (Growing Medium)  
Entry for Bonsai Danish Pink Growing Medium   WWW Link  Update this bonsai term Danish Pink Growing Medium
bonsai_sophisticat-pink-cat-litter-01.jpg image DANISH PINK - This is a particular type of cat litter sold under the brand naMEs Sophisticat and Tesco's Low Dust Lightweight Cat litter (small granules).

Not all cat litters are safe for BONSAI>BONSAI>BONSAI as they may be impregnated with harmful chemicals. However, these brands above are widely used in bonsai - see cat litter in the "GROWING MEDIUMs" section.

The attached weblink provides info on sources and also some bonsai articles about its use.


Thanks to - Sophisticat for use of the image

Dansai

 - (Other)  
Entry for Bonsai Dansai Other   WWW Link  Update this bonsai term Dansai Other
DansaiMark.jpg image DANSAI - This is a type of "trademark" used to describe unique works by Dan Barton - generally to his pot styles but it has also been used with specific reference to a Scots Pine GRAFT>GRAFTed by Dan from a witches broom found in Ashdown Forest, Sussex (Scots Pine var. "Dansai").


Thanks to - Dan Barton for use of the image

Dawn redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides)

 - (Tree Type (Outdoors))  
Entry for Bonsai Dawn redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides) Tree Type (Outdoors)   WWW Link  Update this bonsai term Dawn redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides) Tree Type (Outdoors)
bonsai_dawn_redwood_01 - Copy.jpg image Dawn redwood (MEtasequoia glyptostroboides) - This is a DECIDUOUS CONIFER native to Sichuan and Hubei provinces of China where it was discovered in 1941.

It is a fast growing tree (over 100 feet in the wild) with thick, spongy BARK and biPINNATE  LEAVES which are bright green in the summer turning to red in autumn before shedding in winter.

Style : Most suitable styles for BONSAI>BONSAI>BONSAI are formal or informal upright.

WARNING : Dawn redwoods grown in the ground thrive in full sunlight, but as a potted bonsai, they will dry out too quickly if placed in direct sunlight. Place the bonsai in dappled or filtered sunlight. Be extra vigilant in the summer: Check the soil every day to make sure it is moist. The tree will quickly perish if allowed to dry out.


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Deadwood

 - (Tree Parts)  
Entry for Bonsai Deadwood Tree Parts  Update this bonsai term Deadwood Tree Parts
bonsai_deadwood_01.jpg image DEADWOOD - Areas of dead wood on trees which immitate the action of nature where lightening STRIKEs, heavy winds or storms have damaged and killed off a part of a tree.

JINs and SHARIs are examples of deadwood. SoME trees, especially old JUNIPERS can be almost all deadwood with foliage carried on a single live vein.



Deciduous

 - (Tree Type (Outdoors))  
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DECIDUOUS - Describes a tree or shrub which loses its LEAVES at the end of each growing season



Deciduous Tree

 - (Tree Type (Outdoors))  
Entry for Bonsai Deciduous Tree Tree Type (Outdoors)  Update this bonsai term Deciduous Tree Tree Type (Outdoors)
Bonsai_Crab_Apple_01.jpg image DECIDUOUSTREE>DECIDUOUS TREE - A tree that loses its LEAVES at the beginning of its DORMANT season (ABSCISSION).

SoMEtimes referred to a "BROADLEAF>BROADLEAF" trees but there are exceptions (like Larch) which have NEEDLEs which are lost during winter.


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Decumbent

 - (Tree Type (Outdoors))  
Entry for Bonsai Decumbent Tree Type (Outdoors)  Update this bonsai term Decumbent Tree Type (Outdoors)

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