Alberta Spruce Bonsai

Alberta Spruce trimmed and untrimmed

Trimmed on left, Bushy on right

I found small Dwarf Alberta Spruce cheap at Lowes. I used bonsai-like pruning techniques to make the shrub-like spruce look more like a scale model of a full-size mature tree for eventual planting in my garden railway. Exposing the main trunk and reducing the foliage density accomplishes that.

Here is before pruning on the right and after pruning about half the foliage on the left.

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