Bald Cypress, in training since 1972

Vaughn Bunting's bald cypress, in training since 1972. As I was working on this book, these distinctly American trees were some of the most interesting to me. Bonsai is a living, growing art form and its practitioners, by necessity, will look to use the trees around them.

In some ways, these earlier American bonsai masters' work set the groundwork for the innovative work being done by people like Ryan Neil and Michael Hagedorn.