Quercus nigra

Collect date: 2/24/18

Trunk base: 2.25″

Height to chop: 13″

Estimated age: 20 years

Years in training: 1

Estimated release date: 4/15/20

Video #1


Although this tree obviously grew with great strength this year, it did present me with one significant challenge: there were no trunk buds higher than that very vigorous shoot emerging from the side of the trunk half-way up. But … maybe that’s for the best.

This tree has come a long way in 2018. For those of you who know me, I do tend to push my trees. Today I saw no reason not to slip-pot this future oak bonsai. That should give me a head-start on it in 2019.

I’d love to know what you think of this very fine Water oak bonsai to be. Leave me a comment below.