So this pic was taken today of the needles starting to pop. I love the green bristles against the darker bark.
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: