Trident Maple over rock

Here is a brief photographic history of a Trident maple over rock (Acer buergarianum). It was originally bought as a training piece in 1996 from Ken Leaver of Windybank Bonsai and it is a combination of 5 trees fused together over the rock.

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Acer Palmatum ‘Kiyohime’

Acer palmatum 'Kiyohime' in 1980

Acer palmatum 'Kiyohime' in 1980 when first purchased

This was a tree that was purchased by its current owner in 1980 from Harry Tomlinson as a training piece. It was originally a broom style which was somewhat neglected and in a poor condition at time of purchase.

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English Elm ‘Ulmus procera’

English Elm at Chelsea May 2011

Here is a short photo history of a Bonsai English Elm tree that started out as a root sucker from a mature Elm tree that was cut down in the winter of 1968. The tree was felled not because of any disease at that time but for a new housing development. The resulting felling caused a massive onset of of growth to form from the main trunk at ground level and this was the beginning of how this root sucker then became a bonsai tree.

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