British & European trees, bonsai & related arts from Lee Brindley.
Monday, 30 December 2013
Yamadori Crataegus & Prunus, December 2013
I'll let the photos do the talking...
Crataegus and Prunus bagged and ready to go.
My favourite of the haul was this large hawthorn. When selecting yamadori, I look for movement, taper, character and bark... This tree has the lot and is very old! It has very unusual nebari with a secondary trunk (apparently a separate tree) self grafted across the base - clutching a limestone rock. Is it a fault or does it add character? You decide!