Any idea what this is and if it’s worth trying to make a bonsai out of?

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Hi all

I picked up this tree/ stump/ dead thing? For free I might add, it was being chucked out from a garden clearance

I thought the nebari might make it worth a shot and no skin off my nose if nothing comes of it!

Anyone have any idea what it is? I’m trying to work out if it would be worth cutting off very low down the trunk

Thanks
Fred
 

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I might have been a Japanese maple cultivar, but it is dead, dead, dead. See that blackness of the roots and a bit above? That is what death looks like on maples and other 'green bark' angiosperms.

In conifers, death looks like a strange grey tinged green that soon turn to yellow-brown - just fyi.
 

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I might have been a Japanese maple cultivar, but it is dead, dead, dead. See that blackness of the roots and a bit above? That is what death looks like on maples and other 'green bark' angiosperms.

In conifers, death looks like a strange grey tinged green that soon turn to yellow-brown - just fyi.
Damn! Appreciate the info, at least I now have a semi decent pot for something 🙂
 
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