Trident Maple 007


Got this tree with several others on a trip to the coast. George Muranaka is heavy into the fruit business with a retail establishment now and so I have to make an appointment to make sure he’s there. This small trident is heavily wired and then a small kink was put into the trunk. The wire has been left in, and the tissue grows around the wire. I’m not really sure why the wire is left in on these. The trunks do not have a lot of twisting or looping or turning back on itself like we see in many of the junipers and pines.

But he likes the style and I think the trunk now has some character and I guess that’s a good thing.

I cut the tree down in height to a bud just after the kink. Then I let it grow. This is the growth since Feb. when I purchased it. A few views around the tree.



My ultimate goal is to transform this into a spreading oak looking tree. By wiring up and around most of the branches I hope to achieve a more maple like look.


Posted May 2, 2019 by California Bonsai Art

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