Inspired by another thread, this is a collection of trees in the wild to help us learn about tree species.
If a field trip to a certain species is out of the question, but you could use a little help from nature to inform your bonsai design and styling decisions, this is the place. You can search tree species using Ctrl+F.
If you’d like to add to the collection, please add a post with your picture(s) of the tree and the name of the species (include the latin if you can) so others can find it. Information like location, terrain (forest, coastal…), environment, age and size can be valuable if you know them.
Other categories: Pines, Junipers, Deciduous, Broadleafed Evergreens, Tropicals, Deciduous Conifers, Succulents.
Ever wondered why @ryan would fall in love with this massive sort of ugly branch on the Cryptomeria? Check out these pix!
These were made on trip to the Azores Islands.
Cryptomeria Japonica came to the Azores because it grows fast and brought the promise of easy money from the wood. Now, the islands in the Atlantic Ocean are trying to get rid of it again, because it is also a species that is extremely durable and much more adaptive than the native species, causing the push back of some of those species.
See those massive upward moving branches in pictures 1 and the last two (zoom in)? The Mirai Cryptomeria suddenly feels so close to nature!