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Bonsai Photo Of The Day 1/24/2017 (Why Do We Defoliate?)

Most people believe that defoliation in bonsai trees was used primarily to reduce leaf size, but this is just not true!

Defoliating a plant causes ramification or branching, which in turn causes the plant to produce smaller leaves.

Some people even believe that defoliating deciduous trees produces better fall colors.

Photo Credit / Copyright: Walter Pall

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