Acquired December of 2013 from a local nursery, this larch has potential as a future bonsai. With it’s attractive nebari, even taper and branch structure, I envision an old and stately semi-formal upright design. Of the trees faults, however, a congested area of thick branches half-way up the trunk will require some heavy pruning. This will be a great exercise in ‘branch removal without fear’ as so often depicted in old Bonsai Today articles!
Raw stock Larix siberica, 40″. Shown here with one of the heavier spoke branches already “stubbed”