Another highlight from the Green Club in 2014 – shohin black pine.
Shohin black pine
The Green Club typically features lots of shohin black pine ranging in price between $1,000 and $5,000. Using today’s exchange rate, this tree was on offer for about $4,000. What contributes to the price? The trunk nearly fills the pot – a common convention for shohin black pine. The taper is good and there are no significant scars. There are also a good number of branches in good locations. The branches are young, but shohin black pine can develop quickly.
A highlight from the Green Club in 2014 – Japanese maple.
Several things come to mind when appreciating this maple. I’m not sure of the variety, but there’s a chance it’s a sub-variety. If this is the case, the ramification is good. It also looks like the tree could be on the young side – note that the branches are a different color from the trunk. The roots are great but somewhat uniform – likely the result of an air-layer. The trunk itself is straight and yellowish. If a similar tree had a white trunk with a bit more movement it would be worth even more. The tree is a great example of a well made bonsai.
Another highlight from the Green Club in 2014 – Black pine.
To say this tree has a massive trunk is an understatement. It’s like someone dreamed of a tree with near excessive taper and it suddenly appeared. The bark is good, not great, and the branches are young. Filling in the silhouette with more mature branch pads will give this tree an older feeling.
The white tag with red characters indicates the tree is sold – I don’t know the price.