Sealing Cuts with Aluminum Foil

Jul 13th, 2011 | By | Category: Bonsai How To

A Happy Bonsai reader asked me how do I attach aluminum foil on my bonsai trees when I seal cuttings (refer to post – Sealing Cuts of Bonsai Trees).   Although it seems obvious to me, it probably isn’t so clear for many others.  So here, I have taken a photo of the aluminum foil that I use for sealing cuttings of my bonsai trees.  Yes, these are aluminum foil tapes with a removable paper liner.

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The aluminum foil conforms well to irregular and curved surfaces.  More advantages: waterproof sealing and heat reflection 😉

10 Comments to “Sealing Cuts with Aluminum Foil”

  1. Juan says:

    Nice work. A question: Is the aluminium self-adhesive?

    Thaks a lot.

  2. Victor says:

    Hello. Im a bonsaist from brazil! Nice website! So, i have just one question: how can the foil attach so good to the scars, just like in the photos? I had to get around the branches so that the foil was attatched, otherwise, it would fall, like it was needing some glue.

    Thanks, and nice tip!!!

  3. Sandy Sandy says:

    Hi Victor,

    The foil is self-adhesive 😉

  4. Sandy Sandy says:

    Hi Juan,

    Yes, it is self adhesive.

  5. Mark @ Bonsai Dojo says:

    That is a great idea! Is it just a regular aluminum foil (like you would wrap leftovers in) or is it Bonsai specific? I’ve never heard of self adhesive foil before

  6. Sandy Sandy says:

    We can buy it in many hardware stores in Hong Kong.

  7. Alan says:

    Yes go to a hardware store and ask for foil tape.

  8. Good thinking! I’m going to try some this cutting season on a few of my trees 🙂

  9. Darren says:

    So do you also put paste on the cut, and then foil? Or is it just foil?

  10. Sandy Sandy says:

    Just foil will do.

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