Fagus sylvatica/European Beech Bonsai Bonsai Images 2015

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Fagus sylvatica/European Beech Bonsai

Current height of bonsai; 22"/55cm

Bonsai Pot by Victor Harris of Erin Bonsai.

Originally collected by Craig Coussins/Peter Adams during the late 1970's, and grown as part of a forest planting for many years, I purchased this Beech as a single tree in 2001.

In January 2015 I removed the previous seasons' dead leaves, that cling to the branches until the following Spring, pruned and wired the bonsai before taking the following images.

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Detail of the base of the trunk and the nebari, or surface roots, of the Beech.

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Detail of the branch structure of the Beech bonsai. It is possible to see where I have detail-wired a number of the branches in order that I can position them precisely.

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Ramification can be difficult to achieve on Fagus/Beech, however, for many years I have followed the techniques detailed in this article Advanced Pruning Techniques for Fagus sylvatica/European Beech with great results.

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The Beech bonsai from 2003 to 2015. The entire Progression Series for this tree can be seen in my first book Bonsai Inspirations 1.

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As an indication of size; the Beech pictured alongside me (Harry Harrington).