Found Bonsai

Growing in the Shadow

This weekend I found a tree! It must be a year old in my totally inexperienced and uninformed opinion.

My husband actually found it while he was chopping up some old boards the last owners had left up against the house. I have no idea what kind of tree it is. I know we have a lot of black walnuts in the yard and what is maybe an oak tree. Clearly it’s pretty dang hardy having somehow grown on top of a cement patio and underneath a pile of wood.

So while hubby was like what the heck, I was running to the shed to get a spare pot. I wish I had taken a picture after I pulled it up so you could see how wide the roots had spread. I grabbed a couple of my bonsai books and looked at the sections on root pruning. They basically said…

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