Cloud Pruning (Niwaki). Cloud Pruning is pruning limbs in such a way as to create space between them and flatten the top and bottom. It gives the appearance of clouds. Sometimes it is a solution for problems like limited yard space.

The ancient art of growing bonsai trees is well over a thousand years old. Though usually associated with Japan, bonsai tree cultivation actually originated in China, where the trees eventually came to be associated with the religion of…