Japanese white pine development example 2

 Field grown Japanese white pine with some initial branch selections having already been made whilst growing in the ground. Japanese  white pine 2 .     After growing in the pot for 2 years , initial styling has been made .  Note the top of the tree has been bound and covered during this stage .

yHere minor branches have been wired and a possible planting angle selected. 

The next stage of development will be to place in a training pot . Hopefully around early September 2020 . At this stage the unwanted portion of the tree will be removed . Further styling will take place from then on .  Stay tuned for updated photos in the future.


en wired and a  possible planting angle selected.

Long needle Japanese red pine development

This long needle Japanese red pine was initially purchased by Sugoi Bonsai as a very neglected overgrown tree. The intent was to give it a new lease on life as a bonsai . After repotting into new soil the tree then underwent major branch removal and shortening.   Wiring and branch positioning was then undertaken.The next stage will be an attempt to produce back buds . Heavy feeding will be required in order to achieve this . 

I hope to repot this tree in August 2020 into a training Bonsai pot if new buds have been created .
I’m sure you’ll agree the initial training process has been quite successful .   New photos will be added as the tree continues to develop . It is estimated that this red pine is at least 35 years old so progress may be a little slow .