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Concept of The Master Cut - Using a Sacrificial Branch to Create Trunk Taper

Sacrificial Branch to Create Trunk Taper

Concept of The Master Cut - Using a Sacrificial Branch to Create Trunk Taper

According to Traditional Bonsai technique the first Branch should never be higher than 1/3 of the height

of the tree.  Branches lower than 1/3 is considered a sacrificial branch.  Sacrificial branches coming out of the base can be strategically cut at an angle to create better trunk taper.

Sacrificial Branch to Create Trunk Taper
Master Cut - Advanced Bonsai Concepts, Using sacrificial branches to create trunk taper.