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ANNOUNCEMENT: The 2017 Nursery Stock Contest has officially BEGUN!
Good luck and may the best tree win!
Topics of frequent interest
- What are bonsai and how are they developed?
- Troubleshooting sick trees
- Watering Advice
- Repotting Advice
- Pruning Advice
- Growing from seed
- Growing bonsai indoors
- Floating bonsai & water bonsai
What kind of tree is this?
If you're not sure what kind of tree you have, read this section of the wiki. If you're still not sure, stop by and ask about it in the Weekly Beginner's thread.
Looking for more information?
There is an additional resources page in the wiki. It is highly recommended that you read through the links provided there, especially the bonsai4me articles.
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