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.Could even be a photoshop job! Don't think that much soil can sustain all that green. But then, I don't know much!
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.
or even planting trees to offset CO2 footprint!
I'm planting trees to offset my financial footprint
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.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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