This tree has been collect in May 2012 as a rescue action. This tree has been growing on field for some period but owner of the field decided to dig over it. This is what I have found.
The trunk base is about 10 cm. wide and whole tree is 60 cm. high with only one rot about 2 cm. thick and 30 cm. length.
Only two small shuts about 5 cm. length, but I have decided to give it second chance.
Straight trunk, no taper and no branches and the more important no knowledge about this species, but I put it into my own soil mix 1/1/1 girth/builder sand/compost.
big scare on trunk base after mini digger works.
and the tree in October 2012
because this tree has responded well and I wasn’t happy with overall view. I decided do some work to make this tree more attractive. Decision was make this trees trunk shorter (yellow line ) and do some carving ( red line ). I could do that because I have two strong growing branches at low level. So my plan is develop this tree with those two branches ( we will see)
After nearly all leaves fall of I decided to my plan become. I know it is not perfect but it gives me beater material to start developing process. This wiring going to be taken of next late spring and the tree will growing free for whole next season.
My birch in August 2013. It will pruned back next spring, and I will let it grow free next season as well.
This little tiny tree has got into my collection in April 2013 as discounted garden nursery stock. It was very weak so I let it recover. The trunk was almost whole cover by moss so I clean it and remove death foliage.
I think it has a lot of potential to be good bonsai tree in short time. I will let it first styling next spring.
This little tree has got in to my collection in July 2013. It is 5-6 years old nursery stock from Poland brought to Ireland in cars boot.When I spotted it I knew it is going to be my. The trunk movement and very compacted foliage this is what make this tree so promising material.
picture above shows tree after removing some part of soil around nebari. The roots spreading and trunk movement play almost perfect together. It is going to be very nice slant style tree.
The roots spread is just lovely.
and view from others angles. Most of foliage need to go but it will happen in short future.