Tree Profile: Larch Yamadori

A recent addition to my collection is this twin-trunk larch. I purchased it it from Louis at Art and Culture Bonsai in Shawinigan, a major contributor to Quebec bonsai culture and trees, supplies and resources. The tree is estimated to be somewhere around 80 – 100 years old and has been in training for several […]

Tree Profile: David’s Tree

I bought this Sawara Cypress from David Easterbrook. For those who don’t know David (if that’s even possible), he has over 40 years in bonsai. Curator of the Montreal Botanical Garden’s bonsai collection from 1982-2011, David is respected world wide as a top level bonsai practitioner, sensei, teacher, judge, appraiser, author and more. If I […]

Love for Forests & Tree Profile: Canadian Larch Forest

I have always been enamoured with forest plantings, penjing, landscape scenes etc. A huge part of what draws me to bonsai is to get immersed and lost in the illusion of these portraits or scenes, moments in time. The perspective, depth and scale of these compositions moves me. If only I had more space for […]