Snow Care for Bonsai-
Here’s a short video we did during a major snowstorm here in Portland, Oregon. We don’t get much snow here, really, an inch or two is about it, so trees are outdoors for the most part. When we get more snow…we need to remove it or we can end up with broken branches.
The trick to removing snow on bonsai is to take off the majority of it, but leave what settles between the shoots alone. If you go too deep or aggressively to remove it, twigs can easily be broken. Leave the rest to melt.
Once the snow has melted and then frozen again, DO NOT ATTEMPT to remove more of it. It will stick to the foliage and the foliage will come off with the snow. Let it melt fully.
For those of you living in areas with frequent snow, a greenhouse or cold frame is the best option.
Please enjoy our video-