Twisted Pines of the West Coast

Below are a few images of some incredibly twisted pines that grow along the wild West Coast, serving up some fantastic inspiration for bonsai styling… Windswept Ponderosa and Radiata pine on hilltop. Old pines showing the unrelenting conditions of the west coast. Twisty Ponderosa pine. Taipa walking underneath helping show the scale of these, some only 2 – 3 metres in height. Superbly twisted Maritime pine (pinus pinaster). Stunted …

Mugo Pine Styling

The following are a group of raw Mugo Pine (ranging in age from 15 – 25ish years), undergoing their first proper styling. This particular group were purposefully grown to have slender trunks, allowing us to create literati styles, or create twists and turns in the trunk lines. A more elegant direction for this bunch, rather than the short powerful Black Pine feel… …

Growing for the Future

Pictured below are rows of Pines and Maples we have been developing as high quality bonsai stock for the future. Japanese Black Pine, European Mountain Pine, Dwarf Pomegranate, Trident Maple and Junipers varieties, with more species about to be planted. This has been common practice in Japan for a very long time, and the best way to develop quality pre-bonsai material …