#advancedbonsaimethod . It’s been a while but here it is my first dig this year or should I call it a #urbanyamadori .


This was my first dig this year. I was so busy with other things that I could not make time to dig up trees. This tree has been in the back of my mind for a few years now. This tree was planted on the property where I work. Before we go into the detail of how this tree was unearthed let me just explain what #yamadori is. Yamadori is a Japanese word that can be translated to “collecting plants/trees from the mountain”. I do not speak Japanese so I got my translation from books and teh internet. In this instance I would call my dig a urban yamadori as I removed it from a garden and not the mountains. Collecting trees from the “wild” or someones garden can be a exciting and some what addictive.

What you need to know before digging up trees:

  1. If it grows next to…

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