A rare 400-year-old shimpaku tree, which was due to be entered in a Japanese beauty competition, was stolen from a roughly 5,000 hectare park run by a fifth generation bonsai master whose family practice dates back to the Edo period (1603-1868) cnn.com/2019/02/11/asia/j…
Bonsai is not a tree species, but is a Japanese art form using cultivation techniques to create small trees that mimic the shape and scale of full size trees. bonsaiempire.com/origin
In 1976, Japan donated 53 bonsai trees to the US for its bicentennial, including a white pine that had been tended daily since 1625 and survived the Hiroshima atomic blast. Its history was unknown until 2001, when two brothers showed up at the museum to check on their grandfather’s tree. washingtonpost.com/local/…
Today I learned about Artificial Dwarfing, which is to change the physical appearance of human beings by manipulating growing children, in a similar way to the horticultural method of bonsai – that is, deliberate mutilation en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Com…
Bonsai trees aren't different species of tree, but are actually the result of an artform that trims and cultivates normal plants to look miniature. wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonsai
Today I learned about the Kei Truck Garden Contest, an annual event sponsored by the Japan’s Federation of Landscape Contractors. Landscaping specialists from around Japan compete to turn their tiny truck’s bed into mini-size gardens. Bonsai Gardens To-Go! zoenren-osaka.jp/contest_…
There are bonsai trees that are over 1,000 years old, with one ancient tree (400 yrs old) surviving Hiroshima bonsaiempire.com/inspirat…
There are special scissors made to cut and shape bonsai trees that can cost as much as $35,000 take over a week with 10 hours of work a day. highsnobiety.com/p/sasuke…
Bonsai tree is just any regular tree but potted to Bonsai ehow.com/how_7697117_pot-…
Bonsai trees have to be planted off centre because the centre symbolizes where heaven and earth meet and therefore should be left unoccupied. newworldencyclopedia.org/…
You can grow a Bonsai Orange Tree that will actually fruit miniature oranges. bonsaigardener.org/bonsai…
, a 400 year-old Bonsai tree had survived the United States' atomic bomb on Hiroshima...then was later given to the United States as a national gift. m.voanews.com/a/166158.ht…
Bonsai trees aren't actually a species, you can make one with just about any kind of tree en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bon…
An artist launched a 50-year-old Japanese white pine bonsai, along with an arrangement of orchids, hydrangeas, lilies and irises, into space. The goal was to explore how plants would bloom, decay and change outside of the earth, and also capture their beauties with the Earth as a background. huffingtonpost.com/2014/0…
The Japanese translate "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" as "Monty Python and the Holy Sake Cup" and that the Knights Who Say Ni in the Japanese version wanted a bonsai tree instead of a shrubbery. japantimes.co.jp/culture/…
That there are bonsai, or miniature, version, of the giant redwood tree. The works largest tree. twistedsifter.com/2013/05…
There is no species of tree known as a Bonsai Tree. Bonsai is an all encompassing name for a miniature tree in a pot of which almost any species of tree can potentially be. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/B…
Bonsai is an art form and not a species of tree. bonsaiempire.com/origin/w…
A bonsai tree at the National Arboretum in DC survived the Hiroshima nuclear blast. bonsai-nbf.org/hiroshima-…
The Yamaki Pine, a Bonsai Tree Planted in 1626, Survived the Atomic Bomb at Hiroshima on August 6th, 1945, 68 Years Ago Today. It was Given to the People of the United States as a Bicentennial Gift in 1976. bonsai-nbf.org/site/japan…
In order for a bonsai tree to be complete it has to reach maturity. These trees are more likely to outlive you. bonsaijunction.com/life-e…
Bonsai trees are the same species as ordinary trees, but cultivated to remain tiny forever. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bon…

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