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Engelmann Spruce: A 15-12 months Historical past

A brief historical past of this Spruce:

  • purchased in 2008 at Bonsai Northwest, a part of a set being bought
  • styled in 2009
  • lived merrily for five years
  • almost died of a fungal assault in 2015
  • many lifeless branches later, it was reworked in 2023


2008, an Engelmann Spruce camouflaged as a mop.


The styled tree, 2009. On de-laminating plywood. (This was hip in 2009.)


2011, filling in a bit. On one other plywood board. A alternative not of magnificence however practicality whereas scratching head for higher answer. I believe this was my second tree on a plastic slab, a pair years later.

That is the vacant spot the place a photograph ought to be, the dissatisfied years when this Spruce almost died from a fungal assault. Didn’t really feel impressed to deliver out the digicam. 


The half-dead reside once more…2023. As some branches had been misplaced from the fungal assault, others gained maturity. The small trunk gained in girth. The entrance was rotated counterclockwise to combine the small and huge trunks, and to see the motion within the higher a part of the big trunk. The crown of the small tree wants density. However, nonetheless peeking out hopefully from beneath its guardian. 

For the unique styling, please see Three Years of a Spruced-up Spruce.

February 2023 Bulletin Board

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