Aluminium Bonsai Wire 500gm
Anodised Aluminum Bonsai Wire in 500gm rolls.
Aluminium bonsai wire is used for positioning and shaping bonsai branches and twigs. This high quality product is available in range of different gauges to suit different branch sizes.
As a guide to selecting the correct gauge of wire we suggest you use a gauge of half the thickness of the branch you are trying to manipulate. This can vary depending on tree species, and the age of the material you are working on.
The application of bonsai wire to branches and trunks allows the bonsai designer to create the desired general form and make detailed branch and leaf placements. Wrapping aluminium wire around branches and trunks allows the bonsai grower to create the desired general form and make detailed branch and leaf placements. When wire is used on new branches or shoots, it holds the branches in place until they lignify (convert into wood). The time required for this to take effect is usually 6 months to a year for deciduous trees, but usually a single growing season will suffice. However it can be anything up to several years for conifers like pines and spruce, which maintain their branch flexibility through multiple growing seasons, before thorough lignification has taken place. Wires are also used to connect a branch to another object (e.g., another branch, the pot itself) so that tightening the wire applies force to the branch. This technique is referred to as a ‘Guy Wire’. Some species do not lignify strongly, and some of the older specimens’ branches will become too stiff or brittle to be bent easily with advancing years.
As a guide to selecting the correct gauge of Aluminium wire we suggest you use a gauge of about one half of the thickness of the branch you are trying to manipulate. This will vary depending on branch flexibility and tree species, and the age and thickness of the material you are working on.
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