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).
The radiata above had some incredible twists, shaped by the constant westerlies.
Mother Nature always comes up with the most intriguing twists…
Maritime pine with great curves growing on exposed hillside.
Close up of the amazing red bark plates of Pinus pinaster.
There we have it, Mother Nature, she’s twisted in the most beautiful way.