Mark Arpag's American larch won the All American Bonsai award at the 6th U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition. The rough hewn pot and stand (looks like a piece of wood), along with the wild ground cover, provide the perfect complement to the natural feel of the tree. I cropped Oscar Jonker's photo for closer look at the tree. The original photo is below
Just one tree today in our series on the prize winning bonsai at the 6th U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition. It’s a American larch (Larix laricina) and its natural untamed look strikes me as the right choice for this species. This might be because larches (Tamaracks in the local jargon) grow wild here in northern Vermont, so it’s a look those of us who live here are familiar with.
Oscar's original photo with two companions and a couple old boards that enhance the natural feel. I'm not sure what the tray on the right is about