The still pre-Bonsai of this story was in 2012 collected by me and my dear Slovenian friends in the mountains of Slovenia. It was growing underneath a low hanging branch of a very old and massive Beech. The leg of sunlight and the constant defoliation of the foliage and the young branches by deer and other grassers kept it this small! I can only guess how old it is?! During this past decade, I worked to get it to bud back lower on the trunk and branches to make it more compact and tree-like! It needs a nice shallow pot or even better: a slab and a few more years of fun work to get it to show worthy! But that now lies in the hands of my Bonsai friend Diederick who is buying it from me to at it to his own amazing Bonsai collection!
Above: Impressive close up of the massive fust inner section of the raft!
Above: 5 trunk raft ( Ikadabuki). Hight: 70cm / 27,5 Inch. Wide: 110cm / 43,5 Inch.
Hope you enjoyed this little story?!
Hans van Meer.