These are the mainstream bonsai styles of today and are widely practised by bonsai enthusiasts round the world. They are; formal, informal, broom, cascading, slanting, forest, twin trunks style and so on. (See sketches on the right)
These beautiful styles are generally borrowed from nature. Take a walk in the forest and you are bound to see some of these styles. As a matter of fact, traditional styles are sometimes referred to as natural styles.
Trees created using traditional styles tend to look simple and natural. They have an aesthetic and lasting beauty.
If you need to learn more about creating traditional styles you can find it in the “Basic Guide on Traditional Bonsai CD.” There are 8 traditional styles included in the CD.