if it ain't fun,
it ain't bonsai!
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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Tools and other items can be shipped priority mail.
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Trees for Bonsai
101. Tree # 101P234. Species: Ponderosa pine. Estimated age: 80 years. Collected 7/19. Price: $250. Estimated shipping: $100. Comments: Thick base and a flexible top. Easy Peasy.
102. Tree # 102J43. SOLD Species: Common juniper. Estimated age: 30 years. Collected 10/18. Price: $65. Estimated shipping: $35. Comments: A small juniper with lots to work with.
104. Tree # 104P236. Species: Ponderosa pine. Estimated age: 40 years. Collected: 7/19. Price: $100. Estimated shipping: $55. Comments: A small pine that could go any which way.
105. Tree # 105J38. SOLD Species: Common juniper. Estimated age: 125 years. Collected 5/19. Price: $425. Estimated shipping: $50. Comments: An old cascading juniper in a Dave Lowman pot.
108. Tree # 108S41.
Species: Colorado spruce. Estimated age: 80 years. Collected: 6/18. Price: $325. Estimated shipping: $50. Comments: A great natural shohin-size cascade.
Comments: I'll get new trees up soon!
106. Tree # 106P255. SOLD Species: Ponderosa pine. Estimated age: 125 years. Collected 5/19. Price: $675. Estimated shipping: $125. Comments: Short needles and dense branch structure. Sure to be great.
107. Tree # 107P245. SOLD
Species: Ponderosa pine.
Estimated age: 45 years.
Collected 10/19. Price: $155. Estimated shipping: $70.
Comments: A tree with a definite rump. A one hump rump.
The doorway to the sky.
Rodents live in fear!
103. Tree # 103P251.
Species: Ponderosa pine. Estimated age: 25 years. Collected 5/20. Price: $175. Estimated shipping: $75. Comments: Should make an excellent compact bonsai.
109. Tree # 109P254.
Species: Ponderosa pine. Estimated age: 100 years. Collected: 7/19. Price: $350. Estimated shipping: $135. Comments: A crazy old pine.
A cool summer's day in the Black Hills! September 8th, 2020.
Benefit Auction for Owen Reich
Kirkland Warehouse Fire Relief
100. Tree # 100P246. Species: Ponderosa pine. Estimated age: 75 years. Collected 5/20. Price: Auction. Estimated shipping: $65. Comments: My friend, bonsai artist Owen Reich, lost most of his bonsai business in a warehouse fire Aug. 22nd. A GoFundMe account has been set up at You can donate to that account, or bid on this great old pine and the proceeds will be donated to the account. Auction will end at 5pm Mountain time, Sept 12th. Minimum bid increment is $5. I will update the high bid at least daily, and in real time for the last hour of the auction. Be generous and help our art! Winning Bid: $300 DT
I chose this old pine for the auction for a special reason; it's also a fire survivor! This tree barely survived the 2nd largest fire in Black Hills history, the 2018 55,000 acre Legion Lake Fire. The top part of the tree was killed by flames and the trunk still has scorch marks on the bark to prove it. And it's also got great natural shari on the trunk.