Tree Studies - Junipers

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 the 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, Deciduous, Elongating, Broadleafed Evergreens, Tropicals, Deciduous Conifers, Succulents.

Happy studying!

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I’ll start this off with a rare variety I found incredibly inspiring:
Juniperus Brevifolia (Azores Juniper) is native only to the islands of the Azores (in the Atlantic ocean) and is very slow growing.

There’s a bushy variety that grows close to the shores (also a lot younger)

And then there’s the mountainous variety at an altitude of 250-800 meters. These must be ancient!


Whoa. Stunning trees. Thanks for posting these photos. Inspiring.

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