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General Category => General Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: John Kirby on January 11, 2012, 01:17 PM

Title: Tree of the month
Post by: John Kirby on January 11, 2012, 01:17 PM
So if the tree this month (the miyajima?) grafted on to black pine, with little "bark" visible above the graft is "200 " year sold, does that make this black pine 1000 years old? ;-}

john

My point is, how do tell how Old a bonsai really is? Not really important, but it is frequently the first question asked? Right after, did you start it from seed?
Title: Re: Tree of the month
Post by: Jay on January 11, 2012, 02:00 PM
John Ii think we are all asked that question. And as much as I try and explain to those that ask that it is the perception of age that is important, not the actual age. They don't even care how long it has been in training. It doesn't matter, all people want to know is  how old is it?

Jay
Title: Re: Tree of the month
Post by: Jerry Norbury on January 11, 2012, 05:34 PM
So true - and to be honest, from all the 300-odd trees I own, I don't actually think that I know the age of a single one of them. I know what year I collected them, bought them or grew from cuttings (no seed!) but I can't say how old they were before I found them. :-)