Shaping of a Bonsai

Wires

Wiring

Shaping with wire is one of the most widely used technique used in bonsai.This helps in design and shaping of the bonsai tree.While wiring check the trunks flexibility and use the required wire guage to bend the branches or trunk.Remove the wire before it brings a mark on the branch and damge the bark.Check the wiring regularly.
Use soft Aluminum wire or copper wire.

Pinching

When trees grow vigorously during growing season and can easily grow completely out of shape in a very short time do pinching regularly to maintain the shape of the bonsai tree.The normal process is done using pointed scissor to pinch the new shoots.Use yours fingers to remove them in early stages