Pinus sylvestris

Marc Wiehn

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I am looking to add a Scots pine to my bonsai bench. Either a pre-bonsai, or a "finished" tree. Any pointers are appreciated. Thanks!!
 

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Check out Evergreen Gardenworks
 

Marc Wiehn

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Evergreen was my first place to check, but unfortunately no Scots Pine specimen are currently listed. I am not looking for a several hundred year old tree, but something decent to work on would be great. Thanks!
 

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Why Scots pine? If you're looking for specimen material, you might be better off with natives species--Pitch Pine, Ponderosa, etc. that tend to be MUCH hardier (and a lot less finicky) than Scots pine here in the U.S.
 

Marc Wiehn

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Hey Rock, why sylvestris...? Long story, mostly sentimental value for me...

The native pines you mention are on my list as well. I have one Ponderosa pine that is ready to be styled next spring. I am experimenting with a small Eastern White Pine, nothing special, just a small tree that has already taught me a lot of lessons about Pinus strobus as bonsai...:eek:

M.
 

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Marc,
Please excuse the commercial, but....
Check the blog at http://telperionfarms.blogspot.com/2009/11/first-harvest-of-scots-pines.html
If any of that looks interesting, email me at tfarms@wvi.com, and I can send more pictures.
The new website is in the hands of a talented young man, and should be up soon (I hope).
Thanks,
Chris Kirk
Telperion Farms
Having bought one of Chris's Scots pines this past spring I can vouch for the quality of his trees. And if you can get one that fits in a 30" box the shipping is quite reasonable ;)

Looking forward to your new website Chris

Rock, with advocates of Scots pines like Nick Lenz and Colin Lewis they are becoming quite popular around these parts
 
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