Western Juniper Yamadori

Hey All,

I just purchased this collected Western Juniper from Jon White over at High Desert Bonsai. He’s got some amazing material if anyone is in the market btw.

I have a few ideas on what I’d like to do with the tree… but if anyone cares to chime in, I’d love community feedback on what you all think would make the best front/primary line/structure.

Here’s a link to an HD video I just posted to YouTube, since pictures rarely do this type of material justice…


I think the deadwood you pointed at is an obvious starting point for a front. As you were sweeping the camera over the top, it looked like tilting the tree forward (maybe significantly) would be a good move.