Art Shots from a Famous Bonsai Museum

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luis3The bark on this tree speaks of age and combined with the low somewhat twisted shape of the trunks, creates a story of harsh conditions (most varieties of deciduous trees that grow in open easy conditions, tend to grow more upright). The photo was posted by Luis Vallejo. Based on the leaves, I'm guessing it's a Chinese elm (but that's just a guess... see below).

All the photos shown here are from Luis Vallejo’s Museo De Bonsais Alcobendas. Some are what you might call art shots, with emphasis on features rather than the usual straight on full bodied front shots. 

Luis doesn’t identify the trees, so I’m tempted to guess. Some are easy and some are not and my guessing record is spotty at best, so don’t take them to the bank. And feel free to correct me (in the comments on facebook*).

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luis

Here's another one with aged bark. I don't know what it is, but the leaves look like they might belong to a Prunus of some sort and the barK looks like maybe Prunus mume (Flowering apricot).

 

sumac

Sumac! We've got em growing all over the place here in Vermont, including on our land.

 

luis4

The leaves look a lot like they belong on a Taxus (yew). Might be a European yew (aka English yew), but please don't quote me

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trident

The distinctive leaves give this Trident maple away

 

luis2

Could this be an Acer campestre (Field maple)?

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