Styling of nursery mugo pine #1

Bonsai VL

Author:  Vianney Leduc

This tree was collected in Ottawa in the early 90s by a long time member of the Ottawa  society. The tree was originally potted in bonsai soil and went back in the ground for a number years to thicken up the trunk. Mugo pine do not thicken in bonsai soil. Below is a picture of the tree in 1994.

Cet arbre a été cueilli à Ottawa au début des années 90 par un membre de la société d’Ottawa. L’arbre fut originalement rempoté dans un substrat à bonsaï pour ensuite retourner dans un champ pour quelques années pour faire grossir le tronc.  Le tronc des pins mugo cesse de grossir une fois dans le substrat à bonsaï. Voici l’arbre en 1994.

mugho-94-mod

The owner of the tree, at the time, agreed to lend me the tree in spring 2013 so that I could practice styling on such a pine.  I knew that I had to keep all the available…

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