Do you like this nebari, or is it a bit much? If you just look at the bottom photo, does the nebari seem to strong for the trunk? That’s the way it strikes me, but when I look at the whole tree, it works just fine. The image is a whole page from Bonsai Today issue 63.
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Here’s another nebari that we featured in an earlier post (April 2009). This one does seem a bit over the top, though I suspect it will look a little less dominant when the tree is in leaf. What do you think? Trident maple from Bonsai Today issue 70. Both issues in this post are still in print and available at Stone Lantern.