Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The legendary hornbeam massacre number 2

Oriental hornbeam, Carpinus orientalis. Collected in 2009. Walter, Kolja and Pilippe show what they have learned at the International Bonsai Academy.








































2 comments:

Oregon Bonsai Pots said...

Walter... It will never be legendary as in the final image the tree has reverse taper; and, therefore cannot be properly displayed in proper 360 degree fashion...

All in fun. Exciting raw material.

Rich in Portland

Anonymous said...

Rich, I would disagree. What is it that makes a tree legendary? Most of the times this would be a feature that stands out, a defect which makes it unusual. A tree can only become legendary if it's unique. Why not with some reverse taper? I'm sure you have seen trees in nature with reverse taper.

Regards,
Wannes