1. J

    Help! Dying Araucaria / Hoop Pine Bonsai?

    Hello everyone, this is my first time positing here but I really hope you can help shed some light on why my beloved Araucaria is so unhappy at the spots where we pruned it back a few months ago. For context, I have had the tree for 3 years now and I assume it to be around 5-6 years old. When...
  2. A

    Shaping a Nana Juniper

    I have been working with bonsai for about a year and a half, so I am familiar with many of the basic ideas of how to trim and shape trees. However, this last year got away from me with this juniper, these runners kept growing and at first I was going to move this tree into a training pot, but...
  3. M

    Is this tree a Loblolly Pine?

  4. K

    Scots Pine - After care

    Hi everyone, I just gave this pine a first styling. I’m quite new to pine trees. Can you guys give me tips about aftercare? so: fertilize? Sun? Water? Etc. thanks a lot!
  5. AnutterBonsai

    Finding potential in my new JBP Mikawa

    Hello everyone! I talked to my local bonsai nurseryman and I asked them about which pine is good for growing in our region. They told me JBPs tend to grow well here. I ordered this Mikawa JBP approx. 4-6 years old, they said. I’m not the best at finding a design, specially to pines at such a...
  6. FinnLakk

    Mungo Pine Direction.

    This will be my first post ever on this forum so apologies if I'm doing it wrong! Picked up this lovely bit of nursery stock today: 1/3 of a good root flare, not in an ideal place however. Back end does not seem to have many roots near the surface at all. I have managed to turn into this...
  7. Y

    JBP from seed. First ever attempt

    This is my first attempt at bonsai or growing anything from seed in general. Will keep updating in this thread! These guys were planted on August 16th. Debating if I should leave them all together until next spring or separate now?? Any advice
  8. B

    Identify pine?

    Hello! I was hoping someone could help me identify the species of this pine tree. It is located in NJ. Thanks!
  9. Julio-Rufo

    Little Mugo

    Here it is one of my little mugos, which I think has some potential. The tree is just about 25 cm, but has some nice movement and pleasant bark and (partially) radial roots. The tree will be fully wired in autumn. The question now is about letting the tree grow in a colander for a few more...
  10. Julio-Rufo

    Pinus pumila

    Dear forum, This season, while I was looking for some pine nursery material I happen to found a Pinus pumila (Japanese stone pine? Siberian dwarf pine?). I fall in love with is movement, bark and needle colour, it is a 5 needle pine and its colour is very similar to the JWP on JBP roots...
  11. J

    Limber Pine 3-4 Year-Old Needles Removal

    I bought and repotted this Limber Pine in Spring. When would be the best time to pluck/remove the browning 3-4 year old needles on single flush pines? Some needles just fall off with little effort and some I have to pull a little bit for it to come off. Would it be fine to remove the needles now...
  12. W

    How to cut a black pine

    So I am very new to bonsai I understand how to cut deciduous tree but conifer or pine I’m kind of lost. mod I need to take it in stages? I have a tree that, if it was straight would be 3 feet tall. I think. It’s about a inch and a half in diameter. But I want to shorten it a lot obviously. I’ll...
  13. DaveJ

    Started work on my raw Mugo, how did I do?

    I bought this mugo pine a couple of months back, and started work on it yesterday. Cleaned out the needles, trimmed the candles and uncovered some of the trunk, but as I was slip potting into a pond basket I only teased out the roots slightly. I also potted it in a more upright position. I’ve...
  14. LeoMame

    JRP - Pinus Densiflora branch selection

    Hello Bonsai people, I came across this tiny Japanese Red Pine in a local bonsai nursery, and brought it home: it's tiny and it has some very interesting movement on the trunk, so I couldn't pass. Now the issue: I'm a bit stuck with branch selection, as the top of the tree has a cluster of 4...
  15. S

    Making bonsai from bought Bosnian pine (Pinus heldreichii)

    Hi everyone, This is my first post and my first experience with bonsai. I recently bought a Bosnian pine (Pinus heldreichii) and would like to style this to make a bonsai tree. I live in Stockholm, Sweden and came to the conclusion I am in "hardiness" zone 7 according to...
  16. BarkLeafTrees

    JWP Discolouring Needles

    Hi everyone! Im not sure if this is normal for white pines it’s got a blue ting to the needles so I’m assuming it must be grafted but they seem to be losing colour. Any tips would be great as I don’t want it getting any worse! Thanks Ben
  17. L

    30+ Year Old Pinus Silverstris “Beuvronensis” in 5 Gallon Pot

    I have a 30+ year old Scots Pine in a 5 gallon pot that has only received water and never left the pot. I would like to prune and shape it. I am wondering if there are any extra considerations I should have when pruning such an old, pot bound tree. Also, how much of the roots can I remove, say...
  18. Pine_nut

    Need help with my ponderosa pine

    Hello all, I acquired this collected ponderosa pine in September from my local club auction. It was in it’s second year after being collected. It has been going down hill ever since. Can someone with ponderosa experience tell me what may be wrong with it and what is the best course of action...
  19. Fishtank307

    Mugo pine with drop branch

    I scored this very nice mugo pine yesterday. The previous owner styled and maintained it for 11 years. Before wiring: After clean-up, light pruning and wiring: Backside: Shari: Will repot this spring
  20. C

    Japanese Black Pine Seeds

    I'm not super picky about the cultivar (or parent cultivar, rather), but am looking for some Japanese black pine seeds. Ideally I would just buy a pinecone, but am open to loose seeds too.
  21. Bu-Jetjet

    Upright California Native Knobcone Pine

    Hello folks! I was tempted to include this for the five-year native challenge, but it wouldn’t be fair since I’ve been training this little guy in a pot for the past 6 years. It’s a Knobcone Pine I rescued from a garden that was being remodeled back in 2015. Some say it’s an “Urban Yamadori”...
  22. G

    Germination of older Pine Seeds

    Hey Guys I got myself some Pine seeds from the Internet . But after a little research i am now confused. I read about stratification, which is not a new thing to me, but i also found out that some people pour hot water over the seed to 'scarify' them(i have never heard of that before). I think...
  23. Bonsai Noodles

    How much sun do pines need during winter dormancy?

    I'm sure this varies by species, but what have your experiences been with keeping pines in winter dormancy with/without sunlight? Let's say popular pine species for now: Japanese Black Pine, Japanese White Pine, Scots Pine, Mugo Pine, etc. I'm planning to keep a Scots Pine in an unheated/unlit...
  24. Aaron S.

    Repotting Pines

    I have a loblolly pine that I would like to repot. When is the best time to do that?
  25. G

    Styling advice on my pine (pinus radiata... maybe)

    I'm really not sure what direction to take this tree. There are 5 branches coming off the main trunk. They have between 2-4 candles each. My initial thoughts are to go really minimal and follow the curve of the trunk by removing the two branches on the right (first photo). It will also slow...
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