So these pictures where taken today of the Larch buds swelling. I like the green buds against the darker bark
Here is the top off cut… I counted 22 rings means the tree is over 22 years old
He is the bud I will hopefully use to develop the second left branch, its the bud in the left crotch of the stump
Here is another bud from the trunk I would like to develop into a branch
and now the child trunk that I will hopefully develop over the next few years
So this pic was taken today of the needles starting to pop. I love the green bristles against the darker bark.
So I bought this tree at a the Dragon auction, these pictures where taken in the 9th November 2015
This is the tree before wiring and styling… am also planing on cutting the top back to the branch leaning to the right for better taper.
So on the 25th Jan 2015 I finished the wiring and styling and repotting of this tree… took me around 5hrs over a few weekends. Larch like to have any repotting done before any bud swelling:
I nicked the side of one of the roots and covered with sphagnum moss hopefully some roots will pop.
I bought this Japanese Larch at a Auction down in Wales, for the benefit of the Dragon Club. I got the tree for around £80 I think.
It was collected a year or two before I picked it up and was originally styled by the Slovakian Bonsai Artist Pavil. A picture he drew also came with the tree.
Picture taken on the 9th November 2015:
And the drawing of the tree:
Here is the tree after the needles had fallen off but before styling on the 4th November 2015: