Posted by Bonsai Care on Mar 3, 2011
Some cool bonsai ficus images:
Ficus nerifolia informal upright – Beginning of a bonsai
Image by OpenEye
Here is a closeup of the trunk in its original state. You can see multiple upwards growing large branches that would compete with each other if left in the design. The large branch on the right is almost vertical; clearly unrealistic for a branch that high on an old tree (or at least a nice looking old tree). Most importantly, the taper goes from large to small quickly. This needs to be a more smooth transition on a convincing, aesthetically pleasing bonsai.
Bonsai Ficus Retusa
Image by jmiguel.rodriguez