1. Bonsai Noodles

    Trident Maple vs. Japanese Maple cold tolerance? Difference between cold hardiness or tolerance to low-colds?

    When I look at the USDA Cold Hardiness ratings for the trident vs. Japanese maple, I saw that the trident maple can tolerate as low as zone 4, whereas Japanese maples can only go to zone 5. But when I read online, I saw that trident maples are a bit more susceptible to cold damage/death in...
  2. Thesonoflars

    Help with Trident Maple

    Got this tree from Brent Walston @ Evergreen. I am thinking of trunk chopping next Spring just above the first branch and letting that be the new leader to create taper and then let it continue to grow. Is this a good idea? Any suggestions in preparing this tree to become a worthy bonsai. Thanks...
  3. hemmy

    Apparent Mycorrhizae sheaths on Trident Maple Roots

    I dug this trident maple yesterday and found these white fungal(?) sheaths on many roots. When wet, it was thick and spongy and could be scratched away to reveal the outer portion of the root beneath. They appear similar to images at the below site, but this is the first time I’ve encountered...
  4. Gdy2000

    Trident Maple - Stick-in-a-Pot - Progression

    The first bonsai tree I ever purchases was a Trident maple from Brussels Bonsai. It was your stereotypical Stick-in-a-Pot. As purchased in the fall of 2015. Unlike most of the trees I bought back when I first started, I didn't do anything with this tree for over a year. Here's how she...
  5. CarsonH

    Acer Buergeranum Thoughts & ideas

    Hey Everyone, Its my first week with this tree and needing some help on what should be done this year. Those photos above are the 4 different sides of the tree. The tree is living in a 16x16x5 Andersen flat. This will be my first year with this tree and need some advice on things I...
  6. Grant Hamby

    Knobby Trident

    Just thought I'd start a thread on this trident I picked up on the FB auction. It's got some issues, but I'm excited to see where I can take it. The obvious issue is the lack of taper in the upper section. I've been searching for a new leader to cut back to. Here is my first idea...
  7. Stan Kengai

    5 foot tall shohin Trident maple

    Back story: I got this tree in 2010 from a bonsai nursery. It had been grown over a tile (poorly) and had almost no taper, but the shape of the trunk and fat roots intrigued me. Having been out of bonsai for several years and wanting something approximating mature, I put it in a bonsai pot...
  8. kostasd87

    3y Field grown tridents-help needed

    Hello all! 20 months ago I started a project planting 30 trident maple seedlings. I planted all of them after passing the roots through a 1.2cm hole in the middle of a plastic plate. The pictures describe the process: Fast forward 15 months: And as of today...
  9. ColinFraser

    Upgraded Trident Maple

    So I bought a Trident at the California Shohin Seminar last weekend (it's obviously not Shohin sized though). I'm excited about this tree and looking forward to working with it. I was impressed with the trunk's taper and movement, and despite some flaws, it's definitely one of the nicer pieces...
  10. Trident Maple Fall 2013

    Trident Maple Fall 2013

    Trident maple in fall color, 2013. Tree was acquired at our local club show/sale in May, 2013. Previous owner developed it from nursery stock.