At just over 1.3 metres, this is a big ‘Mother.’ Weighing in at almost 270lbs it is a mighty tree. Created from a collected Oak in the early 1990’s ( had said 1997 which was incorrect), in North Wales. Estimated age is around 50-100 years. It had been stunted quite naturally by grazing sheep.
I have purposely avoided the dreaded triangular look as (IMHO) the majestic Oak does not look right to me grown in the traditional Bonsai style. I have tried to emulate a fully grown 200ft tree in the wild, all-be-it a bit neater and tidier-:)
Far from finished, as in 2007 I removed every branch to start again. For that reason the lower levels have some thickening to do. It is quite normal with Bonsai to occasionally permit certain branches to just grow away. I am now letting the lower and mid branches grow wildly to thicken the branches whilst trimming the top.