ponderosa pine

  1. Deep Sea Diver

    Playing Around with a Ponderosa - A Bonsai Project

    Regretfully there are no earlier photos of this tree… at least so far. The tree was dug by Andy Smith of Golden Arrow Bonsai in 2020 with and estimated age of 45 years. age. We acquired in Feb 2022. I wired the tree in Sept 2022 and Jennifer Price helped with the initial styling. It was...
  2. Carapace

    How to train/care for ponderosa pines???

    Hi guys, I just got a 2 yo ponderosa pine, I plan on making it a very tall literati and with what I've watched on youtube and read online about them, I understood that I shouldn't decandle them and. Does this mean that I shouldn't touch the candles at all or just that I need to cut them above a...
  3. PonderingSage:

    Mugo grafted onto Ponderosa?

    Has anybody tried grafting Mugo onto Ponderosa pine? If so, what were the results? I’m considering my options for next winter/spring? I picked up a mugo(mops) and the foliage is nice…especially for smaller pondos I would love to hear what other peoples experiences were.
  4. C

    Ponderosa Needle Blight?

    New member here! Yesterday I picked up a number of ponderosa pine seedlings from an environmental restoration program that ran out of time for planting and were getting rid of their remaining seedlings. I planted them in pots and quarantined them. Today I noticed some bands of discoloration on...
  5. L

    Lorax7 Ponderosa Pine #2 progression

    Approximately 20-year old Ponderosa Pine collected in South Dakota by Andy Smith (Golden Arrow Bonsai), April 2022. Received and potted in 100% pumice.
  6. L

    Lorax7 Ponderosa Pine #1 progression

    Andy Smith collected in spring 2020. Bought it through Ken’s World of Bonsai (2021). Haven’t done anything to it yet. Planning to graft foliage in spring 2022:
  7. 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...
  8. Bu-Jetjet

    Five-Year Native Tree Challenge: Bu-Jetjet's Ponderosa Pines

    Hello everyone! I just created my account today and the first thing that caught my eye was this Native Challenge. I collected a few Ponderosa Pines and California Junipers around the vicinity of Mammoth, Bishop, and Wrightwood CA during the late Fall - early Winter of 2019. That's what I am...
  9. J

    Ponderosa Pine (from Golden Arrow Bonsai)

    Another satisfied Golden Arrow Bonsai customer! Let me give a shout out to Andy for his excellent communication, fast shipping, carefully packaged tree, and great prices. I'm starting this thread to track my progress with this tree (age: ~60 years) and solicit advice along the way. For the next...
  10. mudvein

    Baby Ponderosa

    Baby Pondo growing through basalt lava rock in Mom’s shadow. Getting strong as the season goes on. Currently about 1.5 years old. Seedling collected spring 2019.
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    Ponderosa Pine dead wood. Mormon Lake area AZ.
  12. FilipMerynos

    Ponderosa pine, two options

    Hello guys, and HELLO because it's my first post here :) I'd like to ask you about the way I should go with my 18yo Ponderosa. I bought it for around 47 dollars and previous didn't mean to make bonsai out of it. Anyway, I have a dilemma with branch marked as "A" on the photos. I think there are...
  13. Jeramiah

    Sharing a Ponderosa in Development

    I purchased this tree from Andy Smith last year (2017). I took it to a workshop with Bjorn in June of last year (2017) I fertilized with Sumo Cakes Acidic Blend for the rest of 2017 and so far this year. (2018) April: May: Here are a few shots of the growth. I will keep my...
  14. Yosemite Goat

    If you had 100 two yrs old ponderosas, what experiment would you do?

    Let's say you had access to 100, maybe even 200, ponderosa starts that were 2yrs old and about 9" tall? I am sure there are numerous experiments that could be done.
  15. RileyJFDB13

    Collected Saplings Advice

    Hello all, Looking for after care advice on these 4 trees, to ponderosa pines and two interior live oaks. The came fro a property close to yosemite National forrest.
  16. Chris Koehler

    Thoughts on future refinement?

    Any ideas and/or comments would be much appreciated. Thanks, Chris
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