I’m reblogging Michael Hagaedorn’s post on junipers as a reminder of juniper care for my own collection. I had a personal experience of the pinching errors that Michael talks about. I posted earlier of my shimpaku juniper I call “infity”. I shaped this tree as if it was immortal and got a little carried away. I did some of the undesirable techniques of pinching. I’m embarrassed to say, that I almost killed the tree. Luckily the tree is still alive and is recovering but it maybe a while before I can post any decent photos of it. Needless to say, I have a lot to learn about bonsai.