I acquired this medium sized Pinus Sylvestris in 2016 from a friend. I was attracted by the taper and movement in the trunk and I felt that given time I could make a nice bonsai from this material. The first picture shows the tree soon after I brought it home, having re-potted it into a good free draining soil mix and removed a few leggy lower branches that didn’t form part of my plan for the trees’ future.
The second picture shows the tree in 2017 immediately after the first styling.
The next picture was taken in 2018 and you can see that it has filled out well in that time.
At the end of 2018, I thinned the needles to allow more light into the middle of the tree and to facilitate re-wiring in the new year.
A few weeks ago I re-wired the tree for the second time. I think it is shaping up well. At the next re-pot, which should take place in the next few weeks, the front will be moved by a few degrees to show more of the movement in the trunk. the next picture shows how it looks at the moment.