My Front Yard-a-dori

Nate's Nursery

Yamadori is a subject in bonsai where one’s journey is rarely documented and discussed thoroughly. I plan to try and change that while you watch me slowly learn how not to kill trees.

Meet my tree in the front yard that definitely had to go. We recently moved and the previous owners weren’t exactly professional landscapers.

Black Hawthorn Tree

Needless to say this was going to be removed so I figured “Why not practice my digging skills?”

I tried a few times to ID this tree when it had leaves, but I didn’t get much help and I figured at best it was a Black Hawthorne. These will work for bonsai, so hopefully it makes it.

I prepped by getting this $1 tub from Wal-Mart drilled and pre-wired. I learned while securing the tree that the typical 1mm wire I use isn’t enough to support larger trees, so I upped the diameter a…

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