BIG Bonsai!

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What's the biggest bonsai you have seen/own/know of? How big is too big? I'm definitely drawn to the bigger plants vs the small "shohin" style.

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Brian Van Fleet

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What's the biggest bonsai you have seen/own/know of? How big is too big? I'm definitely drawn to the bigger plants vs the small "shohin" style.

Extra brownies for pics.
All depends. How big a boy are you?😜
Here is a large trident maple at the Pacific Rim Bonsai Collection near Seattle. That’s my wife and daughter in 2003. The tree belonged to a Japanese family who was moved to an internment camp in CA during WW II. It grew into the ground.
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JudyB

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Wow some awesome trees so far. Really seems like there’s no limit.

Just thinking outside the box here....

Marders nursery in bridgeHampton NY specializes in large specimen trees; growing, planting and transplanting. They have some massive trees burlapped up that, with the right kind of money (most expensive I found was a 40’ European Beech for $80,000), would be pretty insane to build a pot for and make a massive bonsai.
 
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