two years ago I posted HERE the story of a small “Hawthorn” that I had collected in Nov. 2006 in Wales.
Below: And this is how the small “Hawthorn” of this post looked in February 2008 before the work started.
Below: February 2008. And this is how it looked after the first styling was finished.
During the last week, I removed the old wire from last year. Worked on branch refinement, which means: cutting off all the ugly or to straight or thick small branches. Then all the branches were wired again and brought into position.
Below: 13-2-2010. And this is the picture of the finished restyling. Present height of the tree is 28cm/11.2 inch. Remember that between the above picture and the one below, only two years have passed! I find that amazing! “Hawthorn’s” are truly wonderful trees to work with!
Below: A bird’s eye view of the tree. Look at all those branches.
I know it will need some more years for the branches to mature and the top to thicken some more. But I think this small “Hawthorn” is well on it’s way to becoming a very powerful Bonsai!
I hope you like it so far?!
Hans van Meer.