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bwaynef

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Trees worth modeling our bonsai after
« on: April 11, 2011, 09:37 AM »
Its always refreshing to look at trees in nature that could serve as models for the design of our bonsai.  I've been photographing trees for a little while and hope to be able to come back to this thread and add them ...when I can find the images.

This weekend I had the opportunity to be in the area of the Angel Oak.  Here's one of many shots to give a feel for the tree.  

It's big.
 

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Re: Trees worth modeling our bonsai after
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2011, 10:11 AM »
A few months ago (as the leafless picture might indicate) I took a picture of the Centennial Oak.  Its the largest Burr Oak in the state of SC.  It sits on the campus of Clemson University in the middle of everything, but seems to be routinely panned by most of civilization.
 

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Re: Trees worth modeling our bonsai after
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2011, 10:24 AM »
Two other trees that to me demonstrate the form of their species well: a Maple and an Oak.