acer buergerianum

  1. Teacup bonsai

    Shohin trident progression

    Just wanted to start posting progress of my trident as I keep forgetting and then another year goes by and I can’t remember what it used to look like. I’ll post each progress photo I do have separately. Tree roughly as I got it summer 2020 as pre bonsai from Bonsai West: Potted it up to a...
  2. invaderzim

    Beginner with too many questions? Probably..

    Hi everyone, Was always interested in bonsai and got really into it after attending a local show and joining the local club. Held off on buying anything off the bat since I wanted to research more, but was able to score a cedar elm and Chinese elm seedling from a door drawing during the meeting...
  3. B

    Trident maple inverse taper help

    Where should I cut back to on this field grown Trident maple? The top where it was cut back by the previous owner has a fair amount of inverse taper and I am unsure of where the best place to start a new leader would be.
  4. JBP_85

    New Trident Maples (Acer buergerianum)

    Hello Everyone, I’ve been a long time lurker of this forum and am excited to be in a position to finally join the discussion. I’ve been interested in this hobby for some time but have held off on acquiring trees until I was in a position to be able to responsibly participate and dedicate...
  5. Orion_metalhead

    Acer Buergerianum (Trident Maple) #1

    Gifted to me. Age: about 10yrs Width: 1.03" Height: 20" There are some heavy branches in apex which need to be removed to create a more believable branching. Close up of upper branching:
  6. parhamr

    Acer buergerianum A progression

    I’m working on an upright Trident Maple. It’s one of many trees where I’m attempting a fairly conventional and traditional aesthetic to build some of my skills. I’ll update this thread over time with progress. I got the tree in 2014 as a $14 sapling with a pencil-thin trunk in a 4" pot. I moved...
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