Limber Pine? (Photos Added) I have looked in several books and done some searching on the Internet and here about limber pine. I see it said to be a great candidate for bonsai, but I haven't found anything beyond a couple of photos of a few yamadori. Nothing about their care and techniques for developing into a bonsai. I have run a cross one at a nursery here (North Carolina). It has a 4" dia. trunk at the soil level and a great bend about 6" up and lots of branching to work with. It stands over 6 ft. tall and could be taken back to 2 ft. tall and have a great deal to work with left. Can anyone fill me in on the tree? We are talking about $120 here. I'll spend it if limber pine is something that can be developed and be worth the effort. How do they react to drastic pruning, root trimming? Do you handle them the same as all the books tell you to handle Japanese White Pine? Anything I should be aware of? Help! I have added these two photos of the Limber Pine. I went to the nursery and picked it up. I cut about 2 ft. off the top and trimmed up the bottom area. Lots of small sprouts coming off the main trunk. I am taking that as a sign that it buds back quite easy. This think already has the bend that I love to see in the old pines. A very good taper. Lots of limbs to work with in the upper area. Now if I can just keep it alive. It is in a burlap ball that has been set in the tub and then topsoil filled in around the ball. I have to get it out of the ball an into a training box. As I said and good advice is welcome.