Bonsai tree: That Strange First Branch

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Bonsai tree: That Strange First Branch

A very unusual tree. My first thought was to remove that strange first branch way down low (if you hold your hand over it, you see a remarkable bonsai with it’s powerful twisted trunk, beautiful living veins, luscious foliage and so forth). But is it that strange first branch that really distinguishes this tree?

A facebook problem

All the trees in this post appear in a facebook photo album by Hock Lye Yap (Malaysia). It’s not clear to me that the tree’s are Hock’s. He does have a bonsai in Budi Sulistyo’s Tropical Bonsai Gallery, so we can assume he is a bonsai artist (it’s still an assumption, he could be a collector). Still, because attribution isn’t facebook’s strong point, I’m left with a question mark.

Great tree, great pot. This tree reminds me of some of the Taiwanese bonsai we’ve featured. It would be nice to know what the caption says.

Also from Hock’s photo album.

This tree looks familiar. Has it already appeared in this blog? That’s not a rhetorical question, I really don’t know (and don’t want to take the time right now to try to track it down).

Source: Bonsai Bark


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