Collecting Pine Yamadori Bonsai In Norway

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natural 'bonsai'

natural 'bonsai'

This superb natural 'bonsai' can be seen growing in a shallow layer of vegetation on top of a large rock, its struggle to survive these very harsh conditions are obvious to see!

tree

Being able to find a tree with good qualities for bonsai growing on top of a shallow layer of 'soil' is not easy but when it produces a very shallow and compact rootball, the actual collection of the tree relatively straightforward. Being able to recover the entire rootball in such a way with such little disturbance greatly increases the chances of the tree's ultimate survival.

pines are growing in dents and cracks in the mountain

Jan tells me more about these amazing trees; "The pines are growing in dents and cracks in the mountain. They live in a compost of old needles, sand and moss. The soil is often very compact and the rootball is very shallow. It is like they spend their life in a natural bonsai pot. Imagine putting a seed in a pot and let it grow and produce its own soil for 70 years, add some snow and hard wind and voila!"

pines are growing in dents and cracks in the mountain


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