Thickening the Trunk
Hello. I have two questions:
1. How can we thicken the trunk? Is it necessary to plant the plant in ground to achieve that (trunk thickening)?
2. Should i raise a bonsai from trunk tapering first to reach the first branch and tapper it too and then go to next trunk tapper and next branch tapper to shape it OR should i first make all required branches (by pruning and getting the shape) and just keep it cutting back? Will simple cutting in general shape (of the selected branches) will develop a bonsai?
Thanks & Best Regards