The UKBA Glossary of Bonsai Terms - N

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Chinese

Kanji

 

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Explanation

Nanakan

 

 

 

 

 

Seven-trunk style - This has a seven-trunks, an odd number. Nanakan refer to those bonsai with distinct, countable trunks, each of which has a stronger presence than the trunks of a Kabudachi.

Neagari

 

 

 

 

 

Exposed-root style - The roots of the neagari emerge above the surface of the soil. These uncovered roots give the impression that the tree has been exposed to soil erosion for many years.

Nematodes

 

 

 

 

 

naturally occurring microscopic worms, present in their native soil which attack and kill targeted species.  Bred and imported into horticulture environments to attack their target species.  The nematodes are held in a clay suspension and diluted to allow distribution of the nematodes in lethal concentrations.  Available to target slugs, vine weevils, chafer grubs, leatherjackets, caterpillars, etc. Nematodes are effective at managing the target species but will not eliminate their food source but reach a balance.

Netsuranari

 

 

 

 

 

Raft style - Resembling the Yose-Ue style, but all the trunks are connected by a single root system. It consists of a primary tree with multiple stems, each of which has emerged from various points of the sprawling roots and grown into a tree.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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