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  • Forest inspiration


    Growing along the edge of Copper Canyong, this group of oaks is a perfect example of a small tree group.

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  • High levels of ramnification shown clearly

    Ramification shows age

    This image of a highly ramified tree in the north-British hills was captured by Tony Tickle, a well-know British bonsai artist. He announced this tree online with the words Ramification… this is a perfect model! And we can only agree. A nice example of how our finely ramnified bonsai do follow nature. And besides that, it is just a beautifull serene image of nature in early winter display. Just a sprinkle of snow is missing. Just one thing left to […]

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  • Hawthorn raft

    Hawthorn raft

    Chris Guise took this picture of a Hawthorn (Crataegus spp) in Basildon Park, Cookham. It is a perfect example for a natural looking raft-style bonsai. It shows the process through which a raft may for in Nature. As thwe tree ages, some section rot, or are broken by wind and/or lightning. As the canopy gets too heavy for the thinner trunk to support, the tree falls over, but continues growing. This may happpen multiple times and a crawling tree forms.

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  • Twisted pines

    Twisted pines

    These twisted pines were photographed on Formentera by Jelle Ferwerda from Growing Bonsai. A perfect exampe on how windblown bonsai and informal uprights can be combined in a natural look. This forest is right at the beach, subject to strong mediteranean winds.

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  • Socota dragon tree in Broom style

    Socota dragon tree in Broom style

    This tree is the perfect example of a broom-style tree in the wild. Dracaena cinnabari, the Socotra dragon tree or dragon blood tree, is a dragon tree native to the Socotra archipelago in the Indian Ocean. It is so called due to the red sap that the trees produce. (Src: Wikipedia).

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