Collected Beech 'Yamadori'
Locally collected young common beech, the first photograph taken a week or so after collection and planted in one of my custom built grow boxes April 2017
The second shot taken a few weeks ago, currently being air layered, the nebari and trunk needed to be removed to improve the primary set up of the trees design and development. As you can see the tree over a year later has been able to return to health with a little care and feed. I have also reduced the height of the tree and will hopefully develop a new apex. Beech grow well in my area of the UK and are commonly used for hedging. I am hopeful of a healthy bonsai developing in the next few years and will update this blog as the air layer develops later this year.
Fagus sylvatica ( Common Beech)