Defoliating A Sweetgum Forest

I assembled this Sweetgum forest, Liquidambar styraciflua, last year.  As you can see in this photo taken just today, it has responded beautifully.  Sweetgums are apically dominant, so each tree in the forest is doing its level best to get as tall as it can in a big...

Coming Attractions – May 2016

May is Sweetgum, Liquidambar styraciflua, collecting time.  We were gone the first week of the month on vacation so I’m a week behind, but the work has now begun.  Here are a couple of specimens I’m sure will make nice bonsai: This one is on a lateral...