Hello all.. Picked up this Alberta Spruce the other day for $20. I wanted to try something a little different. Generally people twist up junipers for yamadori style bonsa. I wanted to try a spruce. I also wanted to try it on something older than what is normally used. Since spruce branches set very slowly, this is a very long term project. Providing it lives and thrives, branch wiring will be done at a later time. For now, just the necessary pruning and the big bends were done.
Pic 1 is the tree as is. It is about 24 inches tall
Pic 2 is after removing what was not needed.
Pic 3 is after raffia and wire was applied
Pic 4 is the end result. A tree that is 8 1/2 inches with a trunk base that has the illusion of a trunk base twice the size from what we started with.