Japanese Black Pine – David G
My Japanese Black Pine history starts when the previous owner (from the Sunshine Bonsai Club) bought this tree from a local bonsai nursery in 1998. A rock was placed underneath the roots to spread out the roots, and the tree was planted in a Styrofoam box. The pine was trimmed, candle pruned and wired for a number of years till 2004 where it was then put in a bonsai pot.
I purchased the pine in 2008. From then I have maintained it and it has been put in a couple of different pots of the years. In 2017 the tree was selected it be shown at the AABC national convention in Brisbane.