Before
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Inspirational Bonsai tree progressions

On our Facebook page we regularly share interesting progressions (before and after shots of Bonsai trees being styled). I find these shots very interesting as it shows how much a skilled artist can do to design a Bonsai tree, often in just hours work, and a few years time. In this post we share 18 great examples.

Enjoy!

Small leaved yamadori elm 2008

Elm bonsai 2014
Small leaved yamadori elm 2008-2014 by Andrei Darusenkov.

Gabriel Romero bonsai

Juniperus Sabina bonsai
Juniperus Sabina by Gabriel Romero, 2012-2015.

Juniperus Sargentii bonsai

Salvatore Liporace bonsai
Juniperus Sargentii, styled by Salvatore Liporace. Tree by Zezao.

Pine bonsai by Pavel Slovak

Pavel Slovak bonsai
Pine Bonsai, the original tree in 2011 and the styled Bonsai tree in 2015. By Pavel Slovák.

Pistacia Lentiscus

Marija and Andrija bonsai
Pistacia lentiscus (Mastic tree) by Marija and Andrija. The tree was collected in 2009, the styled tree photo was taken in 2014.

Jarek Lenarcyk bonsai

White pine (goyomatsu) bonsai
White pine (Goyomatsu) by Jarek Lenarczyk, a great transformation.

Tomaz Kovsca bonsai

Picea Abies bonsai
A Picea Abies, 2012 - 2015. Good example of how relatively simple material (this was collected in nature, but similar trees are available at garden centers) can turn out to be great Bonsai material. Work by Tomaž Kovšca‎.

Carpinus Betulus

Roland Petek bonsai
The progression of a Carpinus Betulus, collected in nature, by Roland Petek (2010-2014).

Hawthorn by Tony Tickle

Hawthorn bonsai
Hawthorn by Tony Tickle, it took 18 years to develop the tree from collected material to an exhibition ready Bonsai.

Willi Panell bonsai

Brazilian Rain tree bonsai
Brazilian Rain Tree by Willi Panell (2011 - 2015).

El Tim Bonsai

Taxus bonsai
Taxus bonsai by El Tim Bonsai.

Linden tree bonsai

Marco Merschel‎ bonsai
Linden tree (2009-2014) by Marco Merschel.

Juniperus procumbens bonsai

Juniper by Mauro Stemberger
Juniperus procumbens by Mauro Stemberger.

Cupressus Sempervirens

Bonsai by Bruno Proietti Tocca

Cupressus Sempervirens by Bruno Proietti Tocca.

Beackea Frutescens bonsai

Bonsai by Matyie Che Makhtar
Beackea Frutescens by Matyie Che Makhtar.

Ian Young bonsai

Escallonia bonsai
Escallonia tree by Ian Young, 2001 to 2015.

Nik Rozman bonsai

Azalea bonsai by Nik Rozman
Azalea progression by Nik Rozman, 2008-2014.

Yannick Kiggen bonsai

Juniperus yamadori bonsai
Yamadori Juniper by Yannick Kiggen, 2007-2013. Pot: Antique Chinese.

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