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Asked June 1, 2018, 9:59 AM EDT

Hi, I was given this bonsai as a gift at Christmas but it was pretty much dead when I got it all the leaves were brown and falling off. I have tried to revive it and am getting lots of new shoots in all different directions. I have recently pruned it right back but I’m not sure how to proceed! Can you identify what the species is and give me any care advice please? Much appreciated

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Thanks for your question. Without knowing what country you're in, it is difficult to give you a positive identification of the plant, but its leaf shape and placement on the branches would indicate it is an alder (Alnus). Here is a link to an article on its care as a bonsai plant. Hope this is helpful. Good luck!