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Golden Arrow Bonsai

"Let Yourself Go Wild"

Ancient Collected Trees

Andrew Smith, 22473 Alpine Acres Dr., Deadwood, S.D. 57732 605-342-4467 goldenarrowbonsai@gmail.com

The Dragon of the Mountains Remains

To contact me use goldenarrowbonsai@gmail.com.

Shipping Info: Shipping estimates are based on FedEx Home Delivery. They are estimates, and may be adjusted up or down depending on your location.

For customers in The Dakotas, Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Illinois, including Metro St Louis, I recommend Spee-Dee Delivery, which is about half, or less, of the FedEx rate.

Tools and other items can be shipped priority mail.

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Updated 1/17/21

Trees for Bonsai

101. Tree # 101S27. Species: Black Hills spruce. Estimated age: 50 years. Collected 10/16. Price: $275. Estimated shipping: $125. Comments: Roots clasping a flat rock. Dave Lowman pot.

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102. Tree # 102P251. Species: Ponderosa pine. Estimated age: 25 years. Collected 5/20. Price: $175. Estimated shipping: $75. Comments: Thick base and flexible branches to work with.

104. Tree # 104P350.

Species: Ponderosa pine. Estimated age: 25 years. Collected: 5/20. Price: $80. Estimated shipping: $35. Comments: A great start for a small bonsai.

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105. Tree # 105J53.

Species: Rocky Mt juniper. Estimated age: 200 years. Collected 10/14. Price: $1225. Estimated shipping: $125. Comments: Nice size and proportions on an old juniper.

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108. Tree # 108P332. Species: Ponderosa pine. Estimated age: 50 years. Collected: 7/19.

Price: $875.

Estimated shipping: $125. Comments: Good God look at that awesome trunk! Thick, flaky bark.

Comments: Check out the larger trees on page 4.

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106. Tree # 106P357.

SOLD

Species: Ponderosa pine.

Estimated age: 25 years.

Collected 5/20.

Price: $90.

Estimated shipping: $40. Comments: A nice little pine to work on.

107. Tree # 107P20.   Species: Ponderosa pine.

Estimated age: 125 years.

Collected 3/17.

Price: $1525.

Estimated shipping: $200.

Comments: A stunning old pine.

Black Hills Bonsai Calendar: January 2021

Average current temps: Daytime 30s-40s; Nightime 10s-20s. Warmer and drier than normal.

Watering: Every two weeks, average, unless the soil is frozen.

Tasks: Pruning branches, cleaning deadwood. Minor wiring.

Avoiding: Major wiring with heavy bending, especially on spruce. Any repotting or root work.

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103. Tree # 103N51.

Species: Douglas fir. Estimated age: 10 years. Nursery 5/19. Price: $125. Estimated shipping: $65. Comments: A nice three tree group -as soon as you remove one tree.

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109. Tree # 109S40.  Species: Douglas fir. Estimated age: 200 years. Collected: 6/18. Price: $2750. Estimated shipping: $425. Comments: Wow! A fantastic old fir tree.

A magnificent ancient Black Hills spruce we came upon while hiking recently. It's not in an area where collecting is allowed.

100. Tree # 100S46.  Species: Colorado spruce. Estimated age: 200 years. Collected 6/18. Price: $825. Estimated shipping: $135. Comments: A definitely unique old spruce tree with a huge base.

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If you are unfamiliar, or have no previous experience, with the species I am offering here, do some research before making a purchase. Please contact a bonsai club or nursery in your local area and find out if the tree will do well in your environment.

Kenji, the green house cat.