Vance is a master of the Mugo. Mugos are a vastly underrated tree, and they are more affordable than the overpriced Japanese white and black pines. Unfortunately, Bonsai has become a big business. Mugos are a great tree and they allow everyone to participate; not just people with money or those that want fame. Vance has experimented for years on this tree, which has given us incredibly valuable information. Thank you, Vance!