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Exposed Root "Neagari"

An image of an exposed root (neagari) bonsai tree.

The Exposed Root "Neagari" bonsai style is a unique and elegant way of showcasing the root system of a tree. It simulates the natural phenomenon of soil erosion that exposes the roots over time, giving the impression of an old and resilient tree. The roots can extend up to two-thirds of the total height of the tree, and they should be arranged in a harmonious and balanced way, avoiding any crossing or twisting. The Exposed Root style can be applied to many species of trees, both deciduous and coniferous, but it requires patience and skill to shape and maintain the roots. The result is a stunning bonsai that draws attention to the beauty and complexity of nature.

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