Boulevard Sawara False Cypress
Boulevard Sawara False Cypress

Botanical Name: Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Boulevard'
Style: Forest
Estimated Age: 40 years
Image courtesy of Chicago Botanic Garden, from "Bonsai: A Patient Art"

Cedar Elm
Cedar Elm

Botanical Name: Ulmus crassifolia
Style: Informal Upright
Estimated Age: 35 years
Image courtesy of Chicago Botanic Garden, from "Bonsai: A Patient Art"

Chinese Banyan
Chinese Banyan

Botanical Name: Ficus microcarpa var. nitida
Style: Informal Upright
Estimated Age: 40 years
Image courtesy of Chicago Botanic Garden, from "Bonsai: A Patient Art"

Japanese Black Pine
Japanese Black Pine

Botanical Name: Pinus thunbergii
Style: Literati or Bunjin
Estimated Age: 60 years
Image courtesy of Chicago Botanic Garden, from "Bonsai: A Patient Art"

Needle Juniper
Needle Juniper

Botanical Name: Juniperus rigida
Style: Liberati or Bunjin
Estimated Age: 200 years
Image courtesy of Chicago Botanic Garden, from "Bonsai: A Patient Art"

San Jose Juniper
San Jose Juniper

Botanical Name: Juniperis chinensis 'San Jose'
Style: Driftwood
Estimated Age: 75 years
Image courtesy of Chicago Botanic Garden, from "Bonsai: A Patient Art"

Trident Maple
Trident Maple

Botanical Name: Acer buergerianum
Style: Root-over-rock
Estimated Age: 50 years
Image courtesy of Chicago Botanic Garden, from "Bonsai: A Patient Art"

Zoge Japanese Flowering Quince
Zoge Japanese Flowering Quince

Botanical Name: Chaenomeles japonica 'Zoge'
Style: Clump
Estimated Age: 60 years
Image courtesy of Chicago Botanic Garden, from "Bonsai: A Patient Art"

Dawn Redwood
Dawn Redwood

Botanical Name: Metasequoia glyptostroboides
Style: Three Tree Group
Estimated Age: 25 years
Notes: Displayed tree from the Chicago Botanic Garden permanent collection

Hinoki False Cypress
Hinoki False Cypress

Botanical Name: Chamaecyparis obtusa
Style: Formal Upright
Estimated Age: 50 years
Notes: Displayed tree from the Chicago Botanic Garden permanent collection

Japanese White Pine
Japanese White Pine

Botanical Name: Pinus parviflora
Style: Informal Upright
Estimated Age: 50 years
Notes: Displayed tree from the Chicago Botanic Garden permanent collection

Japanese Wisteria
Japanese Wisteria

Botanical Name: Wisteria floribunda 'Kyushaku'
Style: Informal Upright
Estimated Age: 40 years
Notes: Displayed tree from the Chicago Botanic Garden permanent collection

Trident Maple (Sumo)
Trident Maple (Sumo)

Botanical Name: Acer buergerianum
Style: Informal Upright
Estimated Age: 60 years
Notes: Displayed tree from the Chicago Botanic Garden permanent collection.  Nicknamed "Sumo" due to its size.

Trident Maple
Trident Maple

Botanical Name: Acer buergerianum
Style: Raft
Estimated age: 40 years
Notes: Displayed tree from the Chicago Botanic Garden permanent collection

Beech  (winter silhouette)
Beech (winter silhouette)

Botanical Name: Fagus crenata
Style: Informal Upright
Estimated Age: 60 years
Notes: Displayed tree from the Chicago Botanic Garden permanent collection, 2010 Three Friends of Winter show

2008 - Best of Show and Professional 1st Place
2008 - Best of Show and Professional 1st Place

From: 2008 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibit

2009 - Best of Show and Professional 1st Place
2009 - Best of Show and Professional 1st Place

From: 2009 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibit

2013 - Best of Show and Professional 1st Place
2013 - Best of Show and Professional 1st Place

From: 2013 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibit

Boulevard Sawara False Cypress
Cedar Elm
Chinese Banyan
Japanese Black Pine
Needle Juniper
San Jose Juniper
Trident Maple
Zoge Japanese Flowering Quince
Dawn Redwood
Hinoki False Cypress
Japanese White Pine
Japanese Wisteria
Trident Maple (Sumo)
Trident Maple
Beech  (winter silhouette)
2008 - Best of Show and Professional 1st Place
2009 - Best of Show and Professional 1st Place
2013 - Best of Show and Professional 1st Place
Boulevard Sawara False Cypress

Botanical Name: Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Boulevard'
Style: Forest
Estimated Age: 40 years
Image courtesy of Chicago Botanic Garden, from "Bonsai: A Patient Art"

Cedar Elm

Botanical Name: Ulmus crassifolia
Style: Informal Upright
Estimated Age: 35 years
Image courtesy of Chicago Botanic Garden, from "Bonsai: A Patient Art"

Chinese Banyan

Botanical Name: Ficus microcarpa var. nitida
Style: Informal Upright
Estimated Age: 40 years
Image courtesy of Chicago Botanic Garden, from "Bonsai: A Patient Art"

Japanese Black Pine

Botanical Name: Pinus thunbergii
Style: Literati or Bunjin
Estimated Age: 60 years
Image courtesy of Chicago Botanic Garden, from "Bonsai: A Patient Art"

Needle Juniper

Botanical Name: Juniperus rigida
Style: Liberati or Bunjin
Estimated Age: 200 years
Image courtesy of Chicago Botanic Garden, from "Bonsai: A Patient Art"

San Jose Juniper

Botanical Name: Juniperis chinensis 'San Jose'
Style: Driftwood
Estimated Age: 75 years
Image courtesy of Chicago Botanic Garden, from "Bonsai: A Patient Art"

Trident Maple

Botanical Name: Acer buergerianum
Style: Root-over-rock
Estimated Age: 50 years
Image courtesy of Chicago Botanic Garden, from "Bonsai: A Patient Art"

Zoge Japanese Flowering Quince

Botanical Name: Chaenomeles japonica 'Zoge'
Style: Clump
Estimated Age: 60 years
Image courtesy of Chicago Botanic Garden, from "Bonsai: A Patient Art"

Dawn Redwood

Botanical Name: Metasequoia glyptostroboides
Style: Three Tree Group
Estimated Age: 25 years
Notes: Displayed tree from the Chicago Botanic Garden permanent collection

Hinoki False Cypress

Botanical Name: Chamaecyparis obtusa
Style: Formal Upright
Estimated Age: 50 years
Notes: Displayed tree from the Chicago Botanic Garden permanent collection

Japanese White Pine

Botanical Name: Pinus parviflora
Style: Informal Upright
Estimated Age: 50 years
Notes: Displayed tree from the Chicago Botanic Garden permanent collection

Japanese Wisteria

Botanical Name: Wisteria floribunda 'Kyushaku'
Style: Informal Upright
Estimated Age: 40 years
Notes: Displayed tree from the Chicago Botanic Garden permanent collection

Trident Maple (Sumo)

Botanical Name: Acer buergerianum
Style: Informal Upright
Estimated Age: 60 years
Notes: Displayed tree from the Chicago Botanic Garden permanent collection.  Nicknamed "Sumo" due to its size.

Trident Maple

Botanical Name: Acer buergerianum
Style: Raft
Estimated age: 40 years
Notes: Displayed tree from the Chicago Botanic Garden permanent collection

Beech (winter silhouette)

Botanical Name: Fagus crenata
Style: Informal Upright
Estimated Age: 60 years
Notes: Displayed tree from the Chicago Botanic Garden permanent collection, 2010 Three Friends of Winter show

2008 - Best of Show and Professional 1st Place

From: 2008 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibit

2009 - Best of Show and Professional 1st Place

From: 2009 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibit

2013 - Best of Show and Professional 1st Place

From: 2013 Mid-America Bonsai Exhibit

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