if it ain't fun,
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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
The Dragon of the Mountains Remains
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Shipping Info: Shipping estimates are based on FedEx Home Delivery to the East Coast. Include your full shipping address and phone # when asking about a tree and I'll see if I can get a better rate. Spee-Dee is available in some areas. Priority mail works well for tools and wire.
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Trees for Bonsai
101. Tree # 101S83. Species: Black Hills spruce. Estimated age: 125 years. Collected 9/2021. Price: $525. Estimated shipping: $150. Comments: You just can't beat a good Black Hills spruce for bonsai. Flexible branches, shari on the trunk.
102. Tree # 102P608. Species: Ponderosa pine. Estimated age: 40 years. Collected 4/2022. Price: $250. Estimated shipping: $100. Comments: I just kept the lower branch. Jin the rest.
105. Tree # 105P604
Species: Ponderosa pine. Estimated age: 25 years. Collected 05/2022.
Price: $125. Estimated shipping: $65. Comments: A nice small pine.
106. Tree # 106J110. Species: Common juniper. Estimated age: 60 years. Collected 4/2021. Price: $150. Estimated shipping: $80. Comments: A cascading juniper with two trunks.
109. Tree # 109P457.
Species: Ponderosa pine.
Estimated age: 200 years. Collected: 3/20.
Estimated shipping: $425. Comments: This is an awesome old pine. And it's on it's way to becoming an awesome bonsai.
107. Tree # 107P600.
Species: Ponderosa pine.
Estimated age: 40 years.
Estimated shipping: $80. Comments: A nice medium-size pine.
108. Tree # 108P602. SOLD Species: Ponderosa pine. Estimated age: 80 years. Collected: 3/2022. Price: $325. Estimated shipping: $85. Comments: A crazy old pine.
Black Hills Bonsai Calendar: Mid January 2023
Average current temps: Daytime: 30s-50s; Nightime: teens to 30s. Warmerand wetter than average, but cooling down soon.
Watering: Based on need. Average once every two weeks.
Tasks: Resting! Checking heat and water.
Avoiding: Transplanting and repotting.
103. Tree # 103J113. Species: Common juniper. Estimated age: 50 years. Collected: 10/2020. Price: $150. Estimated shipping: $90. Comments: Tip it and make a cascade?
110. Tree # 110J115.
Species: Rocky Mt juniper.
Estimated age: 85 years. Collected: 5/2021.
Estimated shipping: $190. Comments: A strong juniper in need of a design.
100. Tree # 100N55. Species: Eastern Hemlock pair. Estimated age: 15 years. Nursery 2012. Price: $75. Estimated shipping: $50. Comments: Nice dark green foliage and flexible trunks.
A Black Hills spruce pair I collected in 2002? on display at the National Bonsai and Penjing Museum in Washington, DC. Awesome!
It's definetly winter now! I added new trees on 1/17/23. Tools are up to date! Books and pots are not currently up to date.
Shipping keeps going up and up! Please include your full shipping address with any inquiries and maybe I can get a better price than my posted estimates. I'll do my best to keep shipping as affordable as I can.
If you are not familiar with the species offered here please check with a local nursery or bonsai group to see if that species will survive in your area. A little research goes a long way!
An ancient five-foot tall pine with an enormous bulbous base. Trees with this characteristic are typically not collectable.
104. Tree # 104S80.
Species: Black Hills spruce. Estimated age: 15 years. Collected: 8/2021.
Estimated shipping: $80. Comments: A natural 3-tree spruce group with the right proportions.