Can it bonsai? - Pin Cherry - prunus pensylvanica

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I found this tree recently and thought it has the makings of a pretty neat bonsai. I could be wrong but I think it is a Pin Cherry (prunus pensylvanica) and I haven't found anything about how they respond to training etc. Is my ID right? And if it is does anyone out here have any experience with these and know if this would be a good project?
 

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The leaf look is on the bigger side.. but they flower and make a nice small fruit so why not give it a try? go for it and experiment for yourself with it
 
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Prunus serotina aka wild black cherry
I keep looking for a wild collectable one . The info I gave heard is the roots are difficult they apparently produce very line feeding roots from normal roots even very large roots . Problem is the feeders are so fine repotting is difficult without breaking them But very interesting native . Some are naturally hardly a shrub and some are massive forest trees . All the same species. The massive ones are highly prized fir there wood . For woodworking . My. Uncle had a entire grove of them stollen from his property 2 winters ago . I. Was planning on going there for seedlings 🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️
 

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I keep looking for a wild collectable one . The info I gave heard is the roots are difficult they apparently produce very line feeding roots from normal roots even very large roots . Problem is the feeders are so fine repotting is difficult without breaking them But very interesting native . Some are naturally hardly a shrub and some are massive forest trees . All the same species. The massive ones are highly prized fir there wood . For woodworking . My. Uncle had a entire grove of them stollen from his property 2 winters ago . I. Was planning on going there for seedlings 🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️
How does one steal a whole grove of trees and it not get noticed until it’s gone?
 
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I'm guessing "Canada" and "lots of land."
Easier than one would think . Not that remote a area about a 15 minute drive to a 20000 person town area of forestry work so logging equipment is normal sight . Backroad access nearby . Not a couple guys with a chainsaw it’s not that un common .they just claim they got there coordinates wrong if caught Same as how does large redwood get stolen out if protected forest in western USA . Because there worth money and some ass hole well figure it out
 

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I keep looking for a wild collectable one . The info I gave heard is the roots are difficult they apparently produce very line feeding roots from normal roots even very large roots . Problem is the feeders are so fine repotting is difficult without breaking them But very interesting native . Some are naturally hardly a shrub and some are massive forest trees . All the same species. The massive ones are highly prized fir there wood . For woodworking . My. Uncle had a entire grove of them stollen from his property 2 winters ago . I. Was planning on going there for seedlings 🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️
Thanks for the info, that all definitely helps. This one is on my work's property and is very close to growing into a fence so it seems like a prime candidate to try things out with. It's weird too because the rest in the area that I've seen are all in bloom and starting to leaf but this one doesn't look like it's pushing any buds yet.
Some people suck, there's no doubt about that, hopefully, given a bit of time some seedlings will start in the grove they were stolen out of.
 

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