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

This is Page 2 -Updated 6/27/20

Trees for Bonsai

200. Tree # 200P177. Species: Ponderosa pine. Estimated age: 90 years. Collected 6/19. Price: $325. Estimated shipping: $100. Comments: Natural literati.


I've heard that the arches in a medeival cathedral are meant to feel like a forest arching overhead. This is one we got to go into in Belgium. I tried, but I didn't feel like I was in a forest. But it was inspiring.

201. Tree # 201P167.  Species: Ponderosa pine. Estimated age: 250 years. Collected: 5/17. Price: $1225. Estimated shipping: $100. Comments: A super cool, rare, old pine.


204. This pine's been overlooking this valley far longer than anyone now alive has been living.


202. Tree # 202P200.  

Species: Ponderosa pine.

Estimated age: 175 years.

Collected 5/12.

Price: $1275.

Estimated shipping: $275.

Comments:  An elegant, ancient literati pine. I displayed this tree at the 2016 National Bonsai Exhibition.

205. Tree # 205J37. Species: Common juniper.

Estimated age: 80 years.

Collected: 10/18.

Price: $275.

Shipping: $45. Comments: Literati style juniper with shari on the lower trunk.


207. Tree # 207P193. Species: Limber pine. Estimated age: 125 years. Collected: 5/11. Price: $675. Estimated shipping: $135. Comments: Graceful literati style. A great old limber pine.


208. Tree # 208S33. Species: Colorado spruce. Estimated age: 150 years. Collected 6/18. Price: $775. Estimated shipping: $125. Comments: Great potential in an old spruce. I trimmed this one up a bit to give it some direction. The left photo would be my preferred front, but the branch layout would be a little easier from the other side. Ready to wire this spring.


209. Tree# 209N33.  

Species: Bristlecone pine.

Estimated age: 6 years.

Collected: Nursery 2018.

Price: $35.

Estimated shipping: $15 -priority mail.

Comments: These can live over 5,000 years, so better set up a long term watering plan.


210. Tree# 210J29. Species: Ponderosa pine. Estimated age: 100 years. Collected: 7/19. Price: $300. Estimated shipping: $85. Comments: An old pine with character.

211. Tree# 211P204.

Species: Ponderosa pine.

Estimated age: 25 years.

Collected: 5/19.

Price: $85.

Estimated shipping: $45.

Comments:  Maybe you can do something with it to make it better.


203. Tree # 203P186. Species: Ponderosa pine. Estimated age: 60 years. Collected 5/15. Price: $850. Estimated shipping: $125. Comments:  An elegant bujin pine in a sara Raynor pot.


213. Tree# 213P111.  Species: Ponderosa pine. Estimated age: 60 years. Collected: 5/18. Price: $325. Estimated shipping: $125. Comments: I had fun with that! Now what's the next step?

212. Tree# 212S43.

Species: Black Hills spruce. (phoenix graft)

Estimated age: 10 years.

Assembled: 5/19.

Price: $100.

Estimated shipping: $30.

Comments: A small phoenix graft of spruce on resinous pine deadwood. No styling yet.