Feature Gallery

Feature Gallery


Gallery: Pines

This gallery is a continuation of our series of species specific galleries designed with the intention of creating a resource of inspiration as well as a source of enjoyment for all. It is our hope that those who favor the particular species featured and those who seek inspiration for designing bonsai of this species will find these galleries valuable and educational.

We have compiled the photographs in these galleries from submitted photographs, various sources such as contest entries and galleries here at AoB. This gallery, like all of our galleries, is meant to be dynamic and to grow as more trees are submitted. Please send any trees you feel would add to this gallery to will@artofbonsai.org for consideration.

Pines are often thought to be the pinnacle of bonsai horticultural accomplishment and many arguably refer to the Japanese Black Pine as the king of bonsai. No other species has such a long and revered history as the pine, examples hundreds of years old are still looked upon with awe by novices and experts alike. The earliest paintings and drawings of bonsai more often than not feature the mighty pine, it is no wonder that they are sought out by all and hold a place in almost every collection, regardless of experience levels or climate. Altogether different than tropical or delicious species, the pine requires a completely different set of techniques. They have different needs, respond slower than many other species, and require more patience.

This gallery is dedicated to the magnificent pine and those who cultivate, style, and display them. There are few sights more visually appealing than that of an ancient, weather beaten pine and the world of bonsai would certainly be far less without such examples of nature.

Special thanks to Heather Hartman for doing all the legwork for this gallery.

We hope that you find the following photographs as inspiring and enjoyable as we do.

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Scots Pine

Pine Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Dan Barton
Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris)
Grown from seed planted through a hole in a stone in 1972. The tree expanded so much that it eventually split the rock. Planted in a Dansai pot and now in the collection of Marco Invernizzi, Italy.

Pine Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Nick Lenz
Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris)

Pine Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Walter Pall
Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris)
Height: 85 cm
Pot: Korean
Collected in Sweden

Pine Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Walter Pall
Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris)
Height: 35 cm
Pot: Derek Aspinall
Collected in Austria

Pine Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Colin Lewis
Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris)
Pot: Dan Barton
Collected in England
Runner up in JAL World Bonsai Contest in 1999

Pine Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Walter Pall
Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris)
Height: 85 cm
Pot: Chinese
Collected in Germany near Berlin in 1988

Pine Bonsai Gallery

Artist: John Pitt
Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris)
Height:32"
Pot: John Pitt (UK)
In training since 1998

Pine Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Colin Lewis
Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris)
Pot: Pot by Bryan Albright
Field grown in Maine and dug circa 2000

Japanese Black Pine

Pine Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Walter Pall
Japanese Black Pine (Pinus thunbergiana 'Kotobuki')
Height: 65 cm
Pot: Derek Aspinall
Grafted onto collected black pine

Pine Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Cheng Cheng-Kung
Japanese Black Pine (Pinus thunbergii)

Pine Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Robert Kempinski
Japanese Black Pine (Pinus thunbergi)
Height:18 inches high
Pot: Robert Kempinski

Pine Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Robert Kempinski
"Dragons Tail"
Japanese Black Pine (Pinus thunbergi)
Height: 36 inches
Pot: Japanese
Photo by Joseph Mullan

Pine Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Ed Trout
Japanese Black Pine (Pinus thunbergii)

European Black Pine

Pine Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Walter Pall
European Black Pine (Pinus nigra austriaca)
Height: 60 cm
Pot: Derek Aspinall
Collected in Austria

Japanese White Pine

Pine Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Morten Albek
Japanese White Pine (Pinus parviflora)
Height: 15 cm, 6 inches
Pot: Isabelia (Czech Republic)

Pine Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Mario Komsta
Japanese White Pine (Pinus parviflora)
Height: 43 cm
Pot: Chinese

Pine Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Wolfgang Putz
Japanese White Pine (Pinus parviflora)
39 cm, 15.25 inches
Pot: Horst Heinzlreiter (Austria)
Imported from Japan (styled since 1996)

Pine Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Qingquan Zhao
Japanese White Pine (Pinus parviflora)

Pine Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Qingquan Zhao
Japanese White Pine (Pinus parviflora)

Pine Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Qingquan Zhao
Japanese White Pine (Pinus parviflora)

Pine Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Steve Tolley
Japanese White Pine (Pinus pentaphylla)

Pine Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Steve Tolley
Japanese White Pine (Pinus pentaphylla)

Pine Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Janet Roth under supervision of Boon Manakitivipart. Most recent wiring and branch setting by Michael Hagedorn.
Japanese White Pine (Pinus parviflora)
Height: 18 inches, 45.72 cm
Pot: Japanese

Japanese Red Pine

Pine Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Mario Komsta
Japanese Red Pine (Pinus densiflora)
Height: 46 cm
Pot: Antique Chinese 'Koseiken'

Pine Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Walter Pall
Japanese Red Pine (Pinus densiflora)
Height: 46 cm
Pot: Korean
Collected in Korea

Pine Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Mario Komsta
Japanese Red Pine (Pinus densiflora)
Oki 70 cm
Pot: Tokoname

Pine Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Mario Komsta
Japanese Red Pine (Pinus densiflora)
Height: 17.32 inches, 44 cm
Pot: Tokoname

Pine Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Enrico Savini
Japanese Red Pine (Pinus densiflora)
Height: 77 cm, 30.31 inches
Pot: Tokoname

Austrian Pine

Pine Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Wolfgang Putz
Austrian Pine (Pinus nigra austriaca)
45cm, 17.75 inches
Pot: Tokoname (Japan)
Yamadori from spring 2000. Styled since autumn 2002.

Pine Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Karl Thier
Austrian pine (Pinus nigra)
51 cm
Pot: Yixing

Pine Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Karl Thier
Austrian pine (Pinus nigra)
57 cm
Pot: Yixing

Pine Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Karl Thier
Austrian pine (Pinus nigra)
55 cm
Pot: Ingrid Kralovec

Pine Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Karl Thier
Austrian pine (Pinus nigra)
82 cm
Pot: Yixing

Pine Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Karl Thier
Austrian pine (Pinus nigra)
63 cm
Pot: Horst Heinzlreiter

Mugo Pine

Pine Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Nick Lenz
Mugo Pine (Pinus mugo)

Pine Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Walter Pall
Mugo Pine (Pinus mugo)
Height: 65 cm
Pot: Derek Aspinall
Collected in Switzerland

Pine Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Walter Pall
Mugo Pine (Pinus mugo)
Height: 50 cm
Pot: Peter Krebs
Collected in Germany

Pine Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Walter Pall
Mugo Pine (Pinus mugo)
Height: 89 cm
Pot: Derek Aspinall
Collected in Italy

Pine Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Walter Pall
Mugo Pine (Pinus mugo)
Height: 55 cm
Pot: Derek Aspinall
Collected in Switzerland

Pine Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Walter Pall
Mugo Pine (Pinus mugo)
Height: 75 cm
Pot: Derek Aspinall
Collected in Switzerland

Pine Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Walter Pall
Mugo Pine (Pinus mugo)
Height: 50 cm
Pot: China
Collected in Switzerland

Pine Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Walter Pall
Mugo Pine (Pinus mugo)
Height: 70 cm
Pot: Chinese
Collected in Switzerland

Pine Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Vance Wood
Mugo Pine (Pinus mugo)

Pine Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Walter Pall
Mugo Pine (Pinus mugo)
Height: 80 cm
Pot: Peter Krebs
Collected in Austria

Pine Bonsai Gallery

Artist: David Vanoirbeek
Mugo Pine (Pinus mugo)
Height: 21.65 in, 55 cm
Pot: Bryan Allbright (UK)

Pine Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Walter Pall
Mugo Pine (Pinus mugo)
Height: 70 cm
Pot: Derek Aspinall
Collected in Germany

Pine Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Marco and Tanja Merschel
Mountain Pine (Pinus mugo)
Height: 32 cm, 12.60 inches
Pot: Marco Merschel

Pine Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Walter Pall
Mugo Pine (Pinus mugo)
Height: 20 cm, 7.87 inches
Pot: Peter Krebs

Pine Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Walter Pall
Mugo Pine (Pinus mugo)
Height: 70 cm
Pot: Peter Krebs
Collected in Austria

Ponderosa Pine

Pine Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Walter Pall
Ponderosa Pine (Pinus ponderosa)
Height: 65 cm
Pot: Derek Aspinall
Collected in Colorado

Pine Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Colin Lewis
Ponderosa Pine (Pinus ponderosa)
Pot: Bryan Albright
Collected by Andy Smith, trained by Colin Lewis

Pine Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Sara Rayner
Ponderosa Pine (Pinus ponderosa)

Pine Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Andy Smith
Ponderosa Pine (Pinus ponderosa)
Pot: Sara Rayner

Pine Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Christine Hayward
Ponderosa Pine (Pinus ponderosa)
Height: 17 inches, 43.18 cm
Pot: Nick Lenz

Pine Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Walter Pall
Ponderosa Pine (Pinus ponderosa)
Height: 65 cm
Pot: Derek Aspinall
Collected in Colorado

Pine Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Colin Lewis
Ponderosa Pine (Pinus ponderosa)
Pot: Tokoname
Collected by Andy Smith, trained by Colin Lewis

Limber Pine

Pine Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Jerry Meislik
Limber Pine (Pinus flexilis)
40 inches high.

Pitch Pine

Pine Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Christine Hayward
Shohin Pitch Pine (Pinus rigida)
Photograph by Walter Pall

Pine Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Nick Lenz
Pitch Pine (Pinus rigida)

Other Pine Species

Pine Bonsai Gallery

Artist: Cheng Cheng-Kung
Taiwan Red Pine (Pinus taiwanensis)

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