Pine Yamadori

Two years ago I found a scots pine that was cut at the top. There was still healthy growth at the bottom and there was also a huge potential for a future meter-sized bujin/literati.


beginning to dig



it had a good amount of roots so survival looked good. I tried to keep as much of the mycorrhiza as I could


To give you a size idea. My biggest tree yet, it also has an interesting deadwood branch and scar that points down. I wonder what happened there.


12 days later, things are looking good but not out in the clear yet


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