1600 year old bonzai tree


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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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Could even be a photoshop job! Don't think that much soil can sustain all that green. But then, I don't know much!
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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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.
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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We can all agree that it isn't 1,600 years old, but it's not photo-shopped. Tree #13 is wired to re-rod, and at least 6 other trees are wired. That probably means it was recently re-potted. It is magnificent art and the kind of Hinokis probably collected from the wilds. It is indeed One of the most famous forests by Mr. Kimura. The photo here is the other side, perhaps because of the wire and re-rod. Generally speaking, there is only one side or one view of a bonsai that is considered The Front. But, if you of the ilk of Mr. Kimura, you can, perhaps routinely create great art that is great art from any view. There aren't many like him, now or ever before.

Also see another of his forests considered among the ten best bonsai in the world.
 

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Kimura San must be a genius. I can't even grow a privet in a bonsai. Some people just have the know-how When I mentioned that I'd like to fashion a cloud tree, neighbour's daughter utter a sigh of disgust. Each to his/her own. I don't mind bonsai or cloud trees. To be able to keep such a plant going for so long requires a lot of effort and a bit of genius as well.
 
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Kimura San must be a genius. I can't even grow a privet in a bonsai. Some people just have the know-how When I mentioned that I'd like to fashion a cloud tree, neighbour's daughter utter a sigh of disgust. Each to his/her own. I don't mind bonsai or cloud trees. To be able to keep such a plant going for so long requires a lot of effort and a bit of genius as well.
Wanna bonsai? Join a club. You will rub shoulders with others of your ilk and better. People who will be happy to answer your questions, muy pronto instead of you alone trying to dig info out of a book, or worse off the internet which is a mile wide, but only an inch deep. Most clubs meet once a month, -not too intrusive on your schedule and therapeutic in winter months. They will have workshops, a bonsai show for the public, and a club auction once a year, too. Some, or one of the cohorts will live somewhere around you. Who knows, one might be lurking down the block or just around the corner. Lastly, but not last, you will learn more about the limits of horticulture.

You can start today with a weed tree that everybody has. All trees have sex, and they spread their progeny far and wide in a conspiracy with our feathered friends. If you own some dirt, you'll be pulling weeds, periodically. Some of those will be Chinese Elm, Mulberry, Crabapple, Littleleaf Linden, English Oak, Zelkova, et al. Large-leafed critters like ordinary Maples and Cottonwood are a waste of time because the leaves do not reduce satisfactorily. Scotchis Pinacus is one of the best Pines for bonsai and I hear your area is lousy with 'em.
 
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Will try once I have moved. Good idea!
 
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