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.