Workshop at Nordic Bonsai

A nice day with nice people at Nordic Bonsai today. Students progressed very nicely with good material, and made some future trees. Especially one brave student made the “Albek-cut” and formed the basics of a big Yew, making a step forward to a Shohin-bonsai in future. Thanks for being there, to both my Danish friends and friendly guests from Sweden 🙂

Here a few snapshots taken in between teaching.


  1. aternald says:

    Thank you for posting, I love your trees, photos and blog 🙂 I was wondering what the “Albek-cut” is?

    • Morten Albek says:

      Thank you. The Albek-cut, is when you drastically chop down a large tree to a smaller stump, from where you build the new shohin tree. 🙂

      • aternald says:

        Thank you for replying! Oh i see 🙂 I’m going to do that with my taxus I just got. I want it to look similar to your taxus 🙂 soo I just chop then?

        • Morten Albek says:

          Basically, yes. But you need to have some green on the branches left, or you risk the tree will die. So keep the lowest branches and cut above them.

          • aternald says:

            I will make sure to save some branches 🙂 Thank you very much for your reply and for the blog, I get a lot of inspiration from your photos and your work.

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