First work on a Yamadori Yew ‘Pagoda’ style

Bonsai & Yamadori from Tony Tickle

Its always exciting when you tackle a piece of raw material for the first time, the element of discovery (and sometimes disappointment) seeing the image that you have in your head appear before your eyes is great.

This tree was collected over 4 years ago, this is a tall thin English Yew (Taxus Baccata), it has a shari that runs from top to base. Its never been re-potted out of this washing up bowl and it is now ready. The first work is not actually styling but formulating the branch structure and foliage locations. No wiring, no styling no branch positioning, the tree will be left to grow. All I will do over the next 12 months is clean the tree and tidy up the cuts.

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Bonsai Empire The Advanced Bonsai Course review

Bonsai & Yamadori from Tony Tickle

Bonsai Empire

Part 1 of Advanced Bonsai Course https://www.bonsaiempire.com/courses

A simple look at the internet shows quite clearly that there is an army of so-called “professionals” and “teachers” out there – those whose ability to switch on a camera and make YouTube recordings of themselves butchering a tree far surpasses their actual Bonsai knowledge, skill and teaching prowess. So how do you recognise a good Sensei, Master or Teacher? Just as you trust a recognised name in anything you buy you must do the same when choosing an online bonsai course.

Two of the biggest names in Bonsai have collaborated on producing an Advanced Bonsai Course, Bjorn Bjorholm and Bonsai Empire have put together an exceptional course for intermediate and advanced learning. I consider $69.99 for lifetime access with no membership incredible value for money.

I have been working with bonsai for over 30 years but still, I found this course to…

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Further work on a Yamadori Yew ‘Pagoda’ style

Bonsai & Yamadori from Tony Tickle

This tree was collected over 5 years ago, this is a tall thin English Yew (Taxus Baccata), it has a shari that runs from top to base. Its never been re-potted out of this washing up bowl and it is now ready. The first work was done in December 2017 you can see the blog post HERE, not actually styling but formulating the branch structure and foliage locations. No wiring, no styling no branch positioning, the tree was left to grow. All I will do over the next 12 months watch out for wire cutting into the branches. The tree will be re-potted in February 2020.

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