The problem with using a tree image with a bonsai is that it is redundant which can potentially overshadow the "main attraction" of the bonsai.
Tree images in scrolls can be used very successfully with kusamono (grasses, etc.) and the converse is also true--grass images with trees.
First is overall size of the scroll--it's outside dimensions. A scroll like the one you've pictured is quite large (76" or 6 feet tall) and would overpower in sheer volume all but the largest of bonsai --any bonsai under 36 inches would look kind of lost next to this.
Don't know if you've got this book:
but it is a very good entry into the world of kei do and display.
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