Bonsai Collection North

ketoi

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Read about this Bonsai collection at Lake Merrett in Oakland CA. not the 1st you would think of to see Bonsai.I had some time the other day to kill so I stopped in for a look. It was a cool overcast morning, there were no other visitors just me and a docent raking leaves. I was there about an hour, mesmerized by the size and age of these specimens. Almost makes me want to to try my hand at traditional techniques...almost :p

My photos
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v24/weezR/Bonsai North/?albumview=slideshow

Their website
http://web.mac.com/ltferzoco/GSBF/Home.html
 

bonsai barry

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Bonsai Bondage

Sad to see that every tree is chained or cabled down against theft.



Will
The story is sadder than you think, Will. The chains are not for theft. This collection of trees is part of a West Coast slave tree ring. At this moment, millions of minature trees are being held against their will as modern-day bonsai's in bondage. Free the tree!
 
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Yamadori

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Will,
Those are soaker hoses, tie down cords, and wire; not chains and security cables. They are being protected from the coastal wind not theives.
 

cquinn

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Will,
Those are soaker hoses, tie down cords, and wire; not chains and security cables. They are being protected from the coastal wind not theives.
In that case, let's go get'em!
 

RyanFrye

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Ketoi,

Thanks for sharing. I really enjoyed the pics of those trees.
 

chappy56

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Amazing display. I saw it a couple of years ago.
The tree attached was a gift from Japan to the then United States President Abraham Lincoln.
 

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greerhw

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Thanks for posting, but I would chain the Abe Lincoln tree.

Harry
 

chappy56

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They actually have a pretty good security system there too. The trees are in a really nice enclosure. Good and safe all in all.
 
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