Hi, just dropped in to have a look, I'm in Australia, have black pines (Which I have next to no idea about, and regularly butcher my deciduas (So I can't spell) trees, but aside of that I keep them alive (for the most part) and seem to remain enthusiastic about bonsai. Recently I got given a bhutan pine seedling, And a grafted white pine, I look at them occasionaly, but am not game to touch them....Sad but true. However I'll happily hack away at my maples. Always ready to learn tho. Maybe one day I'll manage to develope a decent tree?