Posted on January 26, 2017March 9, 2017 by Bonsai Jack — 2 CommentsBonsai Photo Of The Day 1/26/2017 Can you guess the species? Photo Credit / Copyright: Walter Pall Post navigationPrevious post: Bonsai Photo Of The Day 1/25/2017Next post: Bonsai Photo Of The Day 1/27/2017 2 thoughts on “Bonsai Photo Of The Day 1/26/2017” Shane argrave January 26, 2017 Japanese white beech (fagus crenata Reply PB January 26, 2017 Japanese beech (Fagus crenata) #2 80 cm high Around 50 years old Pot byJohn Pitt from an imported tree Japanese beech, Fagus creanta, about 50 years old, 80 cm high, pot Japan. This tree was imported into Germany from Japan in around 2004. It was in my garden in 2007 and the first three images show the state at that time. Then I thought that the tree was too high, too slim and the nebari was not so good, and it was leaning way too much forward. Anyway it was worked over by Hirotoshi Saitho in spring of 2010. In spring of this year I suddenly liked the tree very much but saw some possible improvements. I hate to acquire a tree on which I cannot put my personal stamp very soon. Yesterday this tree finally found it’s way into my garden. The very first thing that I did was to uncover the nebari. There was this ugly big root right in front. That was the reason why it was planted way too much forward in the past. This covered this root, but created a different problem. Well, I took the big die grinder and just carved this root away. Nobody has dared to do this so far because in Japan one is absolutely not allowed to have a big hole on a deciduous tree. And certainly not a hole right in front very visible. Well, here in my garden one is allowed and it can well add interest to tree. We will see how this develops. I like it much better afterwards. In addition I could then straighten the tree again a little and place it a bit more upright. The crown was edited. Some wire taken off and new wire applied to lower branches. I like it better now. We will see the development and I will report. Reply Leave a Reply to Shane argrave Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.