Arnie’s 360 Bonsai
Arnie from the IBC had been asking how to make 360 bonsai and I was able to help him out with a template. He has kindly agreed to let me add his 360's here. Bonsai friendship from Hamburg, Germany. :-) First up is a Field Maple. The tree is a "struggeling", windswept acer campestre. Arnie aims towards the design showing a tree in a "fighting zone" of nature. Arnie says'"Not beautiful bad full of character. Of course this tree is "far from glory", it is pre-bonsai. I baught this tree in 2008 from a Yamadori-trader. Height 40 cm. Trunkdiameter 8 cm." Next is a Common Elm. Arnie says, "The tree itself is a common elm (Ulmus campestre or hollandica, I think). It is about 50 cm high. I collected the elm 10 years ago, as a yamadori here in Germany. The nebari-diameter is estimately about12 cm's thick." Lastly we have an Ash, Franinus Exelsior. Arnie says," Please notice, that it is a pre-bonsai, without the demand of perfectness. I collected the tree in 2008. Some say Fraxinus is a bit difficult because of the leaf size. In my opinion this species is underestimated."