Nice trunk and hollow on this gum bumelia

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Just collected this tree that I believe to be a Gum Bumelia (Sideroxylon languinosum). It has a nice hollow and great bark as well as what appears to be a infestation of some kind of boring insect. Will try to get that under control and see how the tree develops if it makes it. Haven’t seen it used as bonsai but I think it could be a tree that has enough appeal to make a nice tree.
 

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Cool native species with small leaves, flowers, and fruit (if female). I will be really interested to see how it does as bonsai.
 
Hello... Did you Gum Bumelia make it?

Some frends and I have been going out scouting trees and i have seen a few of these, though none of them are speciman worthy i do like the way the branches grow in a zig zag.
 
Cool tree you wont find one this
will make a great bonsai
 
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Hello... Did you Gum Bumelia make it?

Some frends and I have been going out scouting trees and i have seen a few of these, though none of them are speciman worthy i do like the way the branches grow in a zig zag.
Nah this one didn’t make it. I should try some more even if they’re not super nice to figure out the best way to collect them. They look like they would make a nice bonsai tree
 
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