The technique comes from a crafty gentleman named Ebihara. It involves nails, chopsticks, plywood and a drill. Below are photos of the first steps in a slow process that can yield a truly impressive rootbase. Hats off to Jeff for giving it a try!
Nice, thin, root system – so far, so good
Tyler watches Jeff and Boon with curiosity and possibly a hint of skepticism
Zelkova affixed to plywood
Wired into the pot, awaiting bonsai soil
Although I’m very excited to watch the tree develop, I don’t envy Jeff the repotting he has in store a few years from now.