Riverflat Hawthorn #1

Trunk base 3.25″

Height 30″

Collected in Winter 2012, this tree is now seven years in training. In that time, I’ve been able to build the tree’s structure from a collected bare trunk, create the necessary tapering transition in the apex to ensure believability in the tree’s proportions, and achieve very nice ramification and leaf-size reduction. Earlier this year the tree was moved to a larger pot that is better suited to the size of the tree. And now, it has rewarded me with the best fall color in its time as a bonsai.

I couldn’t think of a better way to comment on this tree than to say it’s a perfect example of what I’ve been working toward my whole career in bonsai.

Let me know what you think, I’d love to hear from you.