Before and after on one of two urban-yamadori spruce featured by Bjorn Bjorholm. We'll feature the second soon. Stay posted
These photos are from a 2016 newsletter by Bjorn Bjorholm. Two before and after Bird's nest spruce were featured (we'll feature the second one soon) Here's what Bjorn wrote at the time... "Both are Spruce owned by Steve Ohman in Ohio. Steve has an impressive collection of both imported and native US bonsai, but these two Spruce really stand out amongst his trees. Despite appearing to be old, gnarly yamadori collected somewhere in the Rockies, both are in fact Birds Nest Spruce that Steve himself collected several years ago from a home landscape. Each tree took about a half a day to design and style. With time, both will develop into great bonsai."
Before. Bird's next spruce (Picea abies var Bird's nest). Picea abies are commonly called Norway or European spruce. Though they are native to Europe, the Bird's nest variety has become a popular feature in North American gardens
After. I cropped the original for a closer look at the trunk
The photos in this post are all taken from an article by Bjorn