Another Impressive Before & After Bonsai Transformation

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Source: Bonsai Bark Blog.

Though we often expect miracles when it comes to transforming mediocre or otherwise undeveloped bonsai into something as impressive as this one, in reality seven years strikes me as about right amount of time for such a radical transformation. The artist is Alfredo Salaccione and the tree is a Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris). Today’s before and after Scots pine is rather famous. So famous that is has a name of its own –  Black Desire (Desiderio Nero).*  Actually, I’ve seen not-so-famous trees that have been given names, but in this case I think famous works – at least in Europe – as witnessed by the two magazine covers below. The artist is Afredo Salaccione of Bonsai Lab who has a series of excellent before and afters, so you may be seeing more of his bonsai here on Bark –  2019 Bonsai Calendars Are Here! 13 pages of powerful Japanese Bonsai list price 19.95 Early bird Special Only 16.95 or 15.50 each for two   Before After. Seven years later I cropped this one for a closer look at the trunk and deadwood       *I’m not sure why Alfredo chose Black Desire. You might expect a name like that on a one of the Black pines (Pinus nigra or Pinus thunbergii) OUR 30% OFF KOYO JAPANESE TOOL SALE ENDs sunday night SPECIAL INCLUDES KOYO MASTERS GRADE STAINLESS TOOLS SPECIAL ENDS SUNDAY, SEPT 23 AT 11:59PM EDT  FREE Shipping on most* Continental U.S. orders 75.00+ but you must chose Free Shipping when you check out *Free…

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