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    Hawthorn Raft by Tony Tickle

    Tony Tickle (http://yamadori.co.uk) is well known for his Yamadori collecting sprees and the resulting amazing trees that he is able to find. One of his earliest trees is this Hawthorn raft. The leaves are the size of finger nails, and it gets better every year. This is a truely spectacular tree. In winter it sits outside on his benches:

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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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