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Deadwood and movement

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The most attractive aspects of bonsai are often beyond our control. This is true for both deadwood and movement – whether a tree that has or does not. While the dead wood carved by hand and the manufactured movement can be both beautiful and artistic time, it is hard to compete with nature.

Deadwood

pine branch on a dead flag pole

When it comes to Deadwood, only age can produce the texture, color and detail we see in old trees in harsh living conditions. fissured

Deadwood

deadwood

Deadwood on the trunk

smooth deadwood

would be very difficult to produce the delicate detail resulting from exposure to the elements over time. For this reason, natural deadwood is often prized above deadwood man-made. delicate

Deadwood

deadwood

Much the same can be said of the movement of a tree. Overall, the weather, wind and water, with the help of sand, snow and ice can produce beautiful effects.

Juniper foliage

Sierra juniper foliage

Deadwood

junipers and deadwood

Over time, nature can produce new combinations of movement and dead wood. Some are extreme.

Deadwood

trunks massive support soft foliage

combinations that others are more lyrical.

Interesting movement

A branch of torque

Going back a bit, we can find beautiful patterns on the branches of the same age in similar bending angles.

Interesting movement

beautiful curves

Just as often, inconsistent curves can produce equally beautiful results.

Interesting movement

imaginative curves

The toughest conditions can produce wild results.

Interesting movement

Deadwood formed by many years of harsh existence

This results in trees transmit their response to the environment. Some varieties do this, and junipers.

Interesting movement

Sierra juniper

This article was originally published on bonsaitonight.com


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