Bleaching Deadwood for Bonsai

Tom from North Star Bonsai gives a " How To " on bleaching deadwood for effect with White Lightening Lime Sulfur solution. This video will give the basics on how to create driftwood effects on Jin and Shari to enhance the look of your bonsai tree.

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Author Jaelle Hersey (1 year)
help, i see all these really great pieces of dead wood but i can't for the
life of me figure out how you create dead wood in the first place also how
do you develop a really twisted gnarly tree trunks somebody help me, post a

Author BrenticusMaximus1 (4 years)
As a beginner I appreciate the simple focus on one aspect of Bonsai covered
in good detail, very helpful. Kudos

Author yourallstoopid (4 years)
im oging to go get a bosia tree now

Author liuc94chek (1 year)
change the mic use a rode mic for your camera 60 $

Author m1krebs (1 year)
Uhh ummm, Uhhh Ummm

Author shwoop10388 (4 years)
Great Video! I have been working with and creating bonsai for about 2.5 to
3 years now. I am at the point where I need to work with dead wood. This
video couldn't have come at a better time. I have a Barberry bonsai that
needs lime sulfur and I really did not know much about it until now. Thanks
you for your knowledge.

Author pacovl46 (2 years)
Yeah, the tree is still alive, but the bleached looking parts he applied it
to are already dead.

Author bigdearmond (4 years)
Great video, hope to see more.

Author toybasher (4 years)
thanks, ill stay tuned for more!

Author NorthStarBonsai (4 years)
@kaige50 - Am I that predictable ;o)

Author AB1KHB (4 years)
you do very nice work put up more videos

Author jakesweet1000 (1 year)
the video is 3 years old

Author digitalbeachbum (3 years)
Lime sulfur leaves the subject looking horrible. It makes it look fake. Why
do people keep using it? At least he puts ink in the mixture to wash out
the white.

Author pacovl46 (2 years)
I think it looks great! Also, if you keep your trees outside the sun will
weather the parts where the lime sulfur has been applied and it will begin
to look more natural again.

Author romonyangzarr (3 years)

Author seniorwisdom (4 years)
nice nice...i like it^^

Author kaige50 (4 years)
Nice video for your first time, Tom. Hope there are more to come. Who would
have thought your first vid you would be working on a yew?? (: - (Lancaster)

Author NorthStarBonsai (4 years)
@shwoop10388 - Glad you liked it! North Star is doing a few more of these.
This being the first, the quality and content of the videos will get
better. So stay tuned =o)

Author elzorrolocofulable (3 years)
traduscanlo con subtitulos por favor para sacar el mayor provecho de estos

Author RosLynnGS (3 years)
I am just new at this, and I have a couple of questions. You said that this
strong solution would kill living tissue, and it appears that you are
applying this solution to a living tree.. Is not the whole tree living, or
is part of it dead already? Also, you said that a weak solution of LS would
protect from fungus and insects... can you use it for lillys and roses,
etc. Thank you. RosLynn

Author BackSeatHump (3 years)
You might want to write it down beforehand and rehearse what it is you want
to say, before you switch on the camera, Tom.

Author lelkish (2 years)
Can anyone tell me what colour ink is best?

Author Ben Oto (1 year)
like the beginning lulz

Author Ben Oto (1 year)
The audio is not too good.

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