GLOSSARY A collection of bonsai-related technical terms. Search terms to find out their pronunciations and meanings.

Sentei

Planning and trimming of a tree. Generally, pruning is done for fruit trees, gardening, bonsai, trees in a garden and trees in a park. Its purpose is to maintain the height and form of matured trees, promote sprouting and to prevent an outbreak of pests. It is also called ''teire'' (care), ''edasukashi'' (thinning out of branches) and ''karikomi'' (pruning of leaves and branches).

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