Remember,

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 goldenarrowbonsai@gmail.com

This is Page 2 -Updated 4/5/19

Trees for Bonsai

200. Tree # 200J5. Species: Common juniper. Estimated age: 125 years. Collected 10/17. Price: $325. Estimated shipping: $75. Comments: An interesting needle juniper. Lots of shari.

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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 # 201S4.  Species: Black Hills spruce. Estimated age: 60 years. Collected 5/17. Price: $225. Estimated shipping: $85. Comments: A unique literati spruce that will get better and better.

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204. An ancient and massive Colorado spruce. This one was not collectable. However, my experience with Colorado spruce convinces me that they are one of the easiest western conifers to transplant.

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202. Tree # 202P374.  Species: Ponderosa pine. Estimated age: 30 years. Collected 4/17. Price: $300. Estimated shipping: $100. Comments: A three-tree group. A little bit of wire reveals a nice tree. Now for a better pot...

205. Tree # 205S10. SOLD Species: Black Hills spruce. Estimated age: 85 years. Collected: 5/18. Price: $275. Shipping: $55. Comments: Perfectly sized semi-cascade spruce. Ceramic pot.

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206. People sometimes wonder how and why collected trees end up so contorted. The answer is usually trauma of some sort. For instance, a dead tree collapsed on this pine seedling long ago -creating a uniquely bent trunk.

207. Tree # 207P31. Species: Ponderosa pine. Estimated age: 60 years. Collected 10/17. Price: $275. Estimated shipping: $95. Comments: A natural three-tree group that will be fun to work on.

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208. Tree # 208P386. Species: Ponderosa pine. Estimated age: 25 years. Collected 4/16. Price: $625. Estimated shipping: $125. Comments: Thick trunk and compact form. Still needs some carving and refinement on the deadwood.

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209. Tree# 209J15.

Species: Utah juniper.

Estimated age: 125 years.

Collected: 5/18

Price: $625.

Estimated shipping: $50.

Comments: A really cool, nice-size, literati juniper with shari all the way to the top.

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212. Tree # 212J16. Species: Common juniper. Estimated age: 30 years. Collected: 10/16. Price: $125. Estimated shipping: $55. Comments: Small needles and blue berries. Repot next spring as more of a cascade.

210. Tree# 210P60. Species: Ponderosa pine. Estimated age: 40 years. Collected: 11/17. Price: $125. Estimated shipping: $75. Comments: A literati pine. Ponderosas are usualy so flexible you are only limited by your imagination!

211. Tree# 211H11.

Species: Quaking aspen.

Estimated age: 45 years.

Collected: 4/17.

Price: $300.

Estimated shipping: $125.

Comments: Shimmering leaves, bright gold in autumn. This one is making catkins right now. Buds will be opening within the month.