Cornus mas No.3 bonsai after editing and wiring

March 2015 after wiring

This bonsai tree is Cornus mas (Dogwood) collected back in 2012 during trip with my friends in Hungarian woods. It was doing fine since beginning and it is very vigorous. During last seasons it was left to thicken major branches. There was few minor wiring sessions just to direct shots into correct positions. 
But first decent wiring was done during last weekend. Leaves are just about to leaf out so it was right time. Tree is sitting in inorganic substrate mix of zeolite and Teramol. On few pictures you can see how wild it can grow if left unrestricted. I think, decent crown can be built in few more growing seasons.
I like natural dead wood features of the trunk. No decent comparison picture was done but tree is quite big, you can imagine if you see that one year shoot on one of the pictures is almost 2 cm thick. 


May 2012 about 2 months after collecting from wild

June 2013 after season of unrestricted growth

trunk chop before lowering to new shots level

September 2013 trunk chops carved to current height 

September 2013 sprout thickness after one and half year in pot

September 2013 reduced 

August 2014

and today after wiring





Lowest left branch will be removed later this year. I left it there in wrong position, my bad.




Spruces

Spruce No.2 (on left) moved into new pot couple of days ago. So new spruce (No. 7, on right and second picture) moved into empty chinese po...