Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Mugo pine #47

Mugo pine, Pinus mugo, collected in 2009 in the Alps, very old. The tree is starting to throw quite healthy new growth. So we started to style it. First the deadwood. Now the tree will have to rest and develop a very dense crown. This will take until summer of 2013. Then we can probably start to wire the thick branches and bend them. In summer of 2014 the thin branches will be wired and bent. In spring of 2016 the tree may go into a bonsai pot. This will most probably not be a cascade although everything looks like it so far. We'll see. Lots of time remaining to think about it.