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…


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Windswept Ponderosa and Radiata pine on hilltop.

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Old pines showing the unrelenting conditions of the west coast.

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Twisty Ponderosa pine. Taipa walking underneath helping show the scale of these, some only 2 – 3 metres in height.

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Superbly twisted Maritime pine (pinus pinaster).

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Stunted radiata…

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The radiata above had some incredible twists, shaped by the constant westerlies.

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Mother Nature always comes up with the most intriguing twists…

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An upright pine, with a very strange twist in the lower trunk.

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Maritime pine with great curves growing on exposed hillside.

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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.