1600 year old bonzai tree

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    Report as a 1600 year old plant.

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    Very nice. There is an amazing amount of work in this display. I would like to see the pedigree.
     
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    I wonder myself. I got the pic off of reddit and that site has an amazing quantity of fake news. I searched the pic on go ogle and jack pine and black pine are names being used on seed sites to describe similiar pictures of the plant.
     
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    Could even be a photoshop job! Don't think that much soil can sustain all that green. But then, I don't know much!
     
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    So some digging produced the original thread where the tree sold for 1.8 million Yen or about 16,000 usd. How that transferred to a 1600 year old tree in a post title is obviously the magic of the internet.
     
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    I can't even keep a plant in a 2L pot alive,not to say A FOREST in a tiny tray! Amazing how some people just have what it takes to keep this wonder alive!
     
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    It's still lovely no matter how old it is :)

    Mine's for sale at just under $16,000 :)

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    We're growing an ivy plant up it next year and will take off the leaves of that to produce a second smaller set, using the smallest leaved variety that we have, hedera helix, goldheart :)
     
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    I will remain skeptical about the age of that bonsai. If it were documented, it would be far more expensive than $16,000. There are bonsai that have sold at auction for over a million dollars. I believe that one sold recently for $1,600,000. One was reported to have sold several years ago for $2 million but that can’t be documented. Now as for the trees in the picture, it couldn’t be that be that old and have that small configuration. Nevertheless I would sure like to have that bonsai.
     
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    Just tell you the world is full of suckers! My esteem for humans suffer another dent! LOL! So many good deeds can be done at that price. More training for doctors, nurses .. good technological advancement or even planting trees to offset CO2 footprint!
     
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    Planted 4 Kleenex tree seeds :)
     
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    Make sure my name is on one of them please! :LOL:
     
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