I'd be interested in peoples ideas regarding the current pot and angles of both of these. I think the mountain hemlock needs to be slightly more upright with time and repotting. It could look nice on a slab. Thoughts?
The only old growth ones only live in China and I can’t afford the plane ticket. There’s a few images on google. The branches seem to go up but most of the trees look young...I’m just confused as to how they would best be approached in a bonsai pot. How would you style yours?
How do you style a Dawn Redwood? How do you create ramification? Should the branches go up like a deciduous tree or droop down like an aging conifer? I’m not sure I’m digging this species for bonsai material. I got this one for free: