The European Mountain Pine (Pinus mugo) is an increasingly familiar species to see used in European bonsai.
Very commonly we see excellent yamadori although this example actually originates from horticultural nursery stock probably via a garden centre. This tree has had some bonsai shaping done on it a while ago and might be said to be ready for some refinement so as to reveal the trunk and branch structure in the upper half of the tree. The trunk exhibits excellent taper from base to tip. It is nice and healthy and will make a nice compact pine bonsai. It is chuhin in size category at 36cm. in height , it has an overall spread of 34cm. The root buttressing is 10cm. across at soil level and above that the trunk diam. is 4cm. The plastic oval bonsai pot measures 30x21x5cm.