Bonsai Suddenly Deteriorating - Pls Help

Hello Jonas,

I am new to the Bonsai world and my Bonsai (of 1 year) has suddenly taken a turn for the worst. I have researched quite a bit of possible issues, however, I am not confident enough with this plant and I want to get it right.

I contacted the Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park for any possible assistance and they referred me to you. I’ve attached a few pics and if you have a moment or it is something you do, I would very much appreciate your feedback (I live in San Francisco)

Thanks for the photos! To help figure out the next steps we may need some more info. Can you tell us where you keep the tree (inside or outdoors, how much sun it gets, etc.) and how often you water? It could also help to know when the tree was last repotted and when you started seeing the foliage turn color.

At a glance I don’t see signs of insects or pathogens - the tree simply looks weak. I like the green tips in the first photo, but the gray foliage in the second photo doesn’t look as good.

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