Sunday, October 18, 2015

Chicago Botanic Garden analysis of limber pine

This limber pine (Pinus flexilis) is probably between 500 and 1000 years old. It is located at Chicago Botanic Garden in the bonsai collection. Chris Baker, the curator of the collection and I analyzed the tree and studied possiblities of improving. Here is my suggestion.

1 comment:

Ralf said...

Dear Mr. Pall, I like the appearence of the tree as shown on the last picture. Looking at the trunk line it is obvious, that something terrible must have happened to the pine. One can imagine, that this impact caused the tree to loose the complete left side of it's crown and the trunk had to follow this strange looking rectangular line(which I don't really like, but this is nature). The fact that you are trying to get the crown out of the center line and to a cascading shape lets the tree appear much more realistic than before. I like the round pot, too.
Greetings, Ralf