We brought this little hornbeam home in 2007 - it had been growing near a forest road, therefore it owed its harsh look to a constant pruning done by forestmen once in a couple of years.
Here are some images from the very basic styling of the crown carried out in January 2010.
In spring 2013 we repotted the tree into this bonsai pot by Ondra Plšek - one shot from spring, another one from autumn.
Finally, yesterday I spared a few hours to re-wire the crown and to do some little carving. Last year we inserted a stone in between the roots, however, in the future we plan to graft some seedlings in order to considerably improve nebari. New pot is also by our friend Ondra...
Dimensions: 45 x 50 cm (h x w)
Pot: Ondra Plšek (CZ)
More photos on my personal website.