Spruce III update

This tree has been collected by me in 2012 ( one of my first yamadori). After two years i think that I have the proper way to develop it and turn into some pre-bonsai tree.

2012 as it was collected and styled in one go ( I know that now it wasn’t good for tree)

2013 after whole season

I prefer this angle

July 2014 as You can see the foliage is getting dense but I’m not happy with overall shape

January 2015 I have had a look one more time and I think this tree is very boring, no trunk movement, no taper, all foliage very high – that is not good and it will not better if I will keep this way. What I like in this tree? It is the very bottom part of trunk, and nebari.

this is my fever part of this tree.

So the plan is chop of all top branches and start from scratches, just trunk base and the very first , very young shuts.

I just wondering what you think about? Any other idea? Please feel free to comment.


3 thoughts on “Spruce III update

  1. Hi Piotr I wouldn’t cut the tree down I would just keep working with it and get the best you can from the material you have.If you want I will look at it for you next time we are down or u can bring it up i would then go and lift another spruce and take your time with it !


  2. I’m interested to see what you decide to do. I have a few spruce too that i dug up and am not sure how to bring them forward. It would be interesting to talk about this sort of spruce sometime at a workshop with Phil & Ian.


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