This is another one from the same stock that I planted in the ground, I moved it three times and finally put it in a growing container last year:
February 2008, the top had dried out (it was over 4 metres high, sthg like 14 ft I think):
I'm not really satisfied with what I've done, and one important branch at the top died, but I like the base, I think it has a potential. Since larch backbuds easily on old wood, several options are open. this year, I let it grow...
Considering how you are approaching this pass time Alain, well done. I like your work. Both larches are nice and I do see great potential with the second as time goes by. Make sure you post it next year.
Very...very nice tree.........Very natural..........The larch species just strikes me as a tree that should be shaped to mimic nature...Other trees can be carved and shaped differnet ways, but I just think that a larch has a graceful, natural appearance in nature, so it should also represent that in a bonsai... Once again, very nice tree...
I really like the ruggedness of the second field grown one. To me this really shows of this species, reminds me of N. Idaho. The trunk size to branch dia. ratio really gives the impression of a very old tree, even though there is not much taper.
I might bring the jin way down and remove that big set of roots going of to the left. I see it seems you tied up a new leader?