This case study shows the collection of a Hawthorn tree and its training as a double-trunk style Bonsai. After being spotted the tree was chopped back significantly and left to recover.

About a year later the tree responded well and started growing strongly again. In order to force the tree to grow a dens root-system a trench was dug around the tree, cutting through its thickest roots.

 

 

Hawthorn twin bonsai

Pictures 1 and 2: the yamadori plant in nature

Hawthorn twin bonsai

 

Hawthorn Bonsai by Harry Harrington

After two years the tree was collected from the forest and put in a large container. Regular pruning will make the branch structure finer.

 

Hawthorn Bonsai by Harry Harrington

Another year of pruning regularly.

 

Hawthorn Bonsai by Harry Harrington

The tree after 4 to 5 years of training.

 

Hawthorn Bonsai by Harry Harrington

The tree after 4 to 5 years of training.

 

Hawthorn Bonsai by Harry Harrington

After about 6 years in training.

 

 

Hawthorn Bonsai by Harry Harrington

The finished tree.

 

Hawthorn twin bonsai 

Closeup of the Nebari.

 

Hawthorn twin bonsai

Closeup of the apex.