Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

So this is Christmas and what have you done another year over... you know it for yourself, I'm pretty sure you heard it again this November and December if you listen to any Hit radio on your commute.
While I'm alone in my car I strongly resist listening to the radio and prefer podcasts recently. I admit some songs are already part of our Christmas culture and I kinda cannot imagine having Christmas without Gorge Micheal.
So now trees are safely sleeping under cover wood sawdust we can relax after a difficult year. With legs on the table binge-watching TV and eating tasty high-calorie food. This is the time when Kevin will be lost again, and then again in NY and I told my wife and kids recently I must watch it to have a proper holiday. It is the time when the bad guy gets brick to his face again and again, and rightly so. In real life, bad guys sometimes escape their share of punishment, but during Christmas, we can hope for the just and happy world.
For all of You, I hope you have been the good guy and You will enjoy Merry Christmas. Thanks to all my loyal followers for support and hope to have a lot of interesting interaction between us during next season.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
Maros

Carpinus betulus "The Yossarian"

Hornbeam without foliage in the stage when went into winter storage a few days ago. A middle part of the crown (on the left side of the first picture) was severely cut back in spring and now it will be regrown during the next few seasons. Long branch growing from the top of the lower sub trunk will have to be regrown as well. No new buds this season so it will be cut back in spring 2019 and regrown (visible on picture 5). Some minor editing was done a few weeks ago but major works need to be postponed until mid-spring. 





Long branch growing the top of the lower sub trunk lacks taper and needs to be reworked. 


Two highest branches will be cut back as well.



Carpinus betulus "Vincent's forest" bonsai for sale

Recent pictures of my Hornbeam forest in autumn colours. Seems like really cold weather is coming in the next few days, so maybe there will be no better chance to capture an autumn feeling of it. 



This forest was collected by myself in 2009, and it is a unique fused group of plants connected at the base of the composition. It was growing in large wooden n box for few years and currently, it sits in meter long concrete training pot. It was several times repoted, last time this spring. It is ready for final pot or slab already. The tree is eventually for sale. If you are interested contact me with an offer. You can find its pictures of development here on the blog from 2009 onwards. Still, a lot of work to be done on the main tree, general refinement of the structure as well, but could be developed by a skilled artist to a dominant piece of any exhibition in few years time.