Lovely Pine in nature re-bloged from Tabitha Christina

Pinus longaeva, the Great Basin bristlecone pine, is a long-living species of tree found in the higher mountains of the southwest United States. The species is one of three closely related trees known as bristlecone pines and is sometimes known as the Intermountain or Western bristlecone pine. One member of this species, at 5063 years old, is the oldest known living non-clonal organism on Earth.


Chamaecyparis Optusa next step

It is another step in progression of one of my best trees. This tree has become to my collection last summer and was styled at Willowbog and NIBS workshop and now it is time to first potting into bonsai pot.

pot front

choosing best position

root ball very compacted. The soil from root ball has been removed gently. This root ball has been prune down to 70% of all
(before picture made )

and the tree in new home 🙂

Corklander 2014 part IV workshop

Saturday we have had workshop with Ian and Phil at Bonsai Ireland Munster Club event. Everyone had tree to work with. All in different stage, but that what make events or workshops more valuable. We could see and learn different bonsai aspect from each other trees.

Trees critique

All hands on deck. Every one has been busy all day. And we want more and more 🙂 😉

Corklander 2014 part III Scottish Pine demo

At Friday night meeting Phil our guest from NIBS have made some styling demo. I have took few pictures there they are

tree before

crow and trunk details

Phil fastening tree to the pot

preparing raffia before warping the trunk

applying raffia


tree ready to go 🙂

show me this tree in the future shape 🙂 all different 😉

styling process

and final product

Before end after