This is definitely not a Shohin

Robert Nocher Shohin Bonsai

Quite the opposite, this is an update of what is by far, the largest tree in my collection, a Japanese Beech. I first saw it 2 years ago when I attended a garage sale at the home of one of my neighbours. It had belonged to the homeowners husband, who had sadly passed away shortly after moving to our village. The tree had suffered without the care of its’ owner and although it has always been my policy that ” if I can’t lift it, I won’t get it,” I bought it anyway.Well, we do, don’t we?

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The next picture shows how the tree looked, when I acquired it. A number of major branches had died and others had become over-extended and weak

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Some of the bark had died back and become detached at the base of the trunk but I suspect this may have occurred, when the tree was originally removed…

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