The Fraxinus or Ash family of trees is extensive and the species are characteristically fast growing and tolerant of windy areas as well as certain amounts of city pollution. Our native ash makes a large, magnificent tree in the landscape and produces valuable timber. Winter buds are distinctively black.
Just a little challenging as a bonsai subject with the growth habit not easily producing fine ramification but certainly quick and easy to grow, it is native so it likes living in the UK even as a bonsai.
This is an odd sort of bonsai and quite hard to fit into a bonsai style category. It is certainly from wild collected material with only a little style development having been embarked upon. The trunk tapers well from that unusual base and some sort of branch structure is emerging. It looks like making quite a unique bonsai with this raely used native species. The tree is 39cm. in height and has an overall spread of 52cm. At the base the odd rootage is 16cm. across and above that the trunk diam. is 6cm. This looks like an interesting and rewarding project to me. The pot is an oval bonsai plastic trainer 36x29x12cm.