Walter Pall's main blog about bonsai and his work with trees from day to day. Lots of good pictures of good trees and lots of valuable information about bonsai.
The fagus crenatas are very impressive trees. Do you know how old this trees are? I do Bonsai since more than twenty years, but i have no idea how to style a tree to get a result like this? A fat trunk and you can´t see that a cutter ever toucht it.How is this possible?
The Japanese beech is only 40 years or so old. This is professional bonsai development. It is not so easy.
Only fourty years? Amazing. It´s a big mystery for me, how to develop and style trees like this. Does anyone in Europe this professional bonsai development? Is it possible to get this achievement in Europe at the same time?
Sure it is possible in Europe too. I could teach you how to do this. Question is wheher one even wants this. I personally think that a deciduous tree totally without scars and holes is boring and NOT of higher value than one with big holes. I prefer trees with experience. the Japanese notion of trees without scars is dated in my opinon. Many others think like that too. So we don't even try to do it. I try to develop great broadleaved trees with lots of big scars.
walter,can you comment on the pine with the really long right branch?thanks, steve
Really long lower branches are used on pines and other trees to thicken the trunk and develop the nebari. They are meant as sacrifice branch, meaning they will be removed totally or at least mainly after they have done their duty. They re not part of the design. Sometimes folks feel that this branch gives the tree a speical character. Some folks think that such looong branches are so 'Japanese'. The Japanese call these 'coat hanger branch' and smile about foreigners who love them. The first thing I would do is cut the whole branch immediately. Well tasts are different. Many innocent visitors think this is great. The majority thinks it is strange. This is not my tree.
Some takes your breath away!!! Imagine the actual ones!!! Aha...
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