Back to square one
I’m still trying to get back to square one after the 3rd U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition, so I won’t say too much except that I’ve recently come across two excellent posts about Trident maples. The first is at Capital Bonsai and shows the repotting of a famous old Trident that now resides at the U.S. National Bonsai and Penjing Museum, and the second, which is about defoliation (and more), is at Peter Tea Bonsai. Peter is in Japan.
Not to confuse you (maybe to keep you on your toes?), the sequence of the photos below from the two blogs are mixed up just a bit.
Carefully combing out the surface roots on the famous old Trident at the National Museum. From Capital Bonsai.
Another Trident from Peter Tea’s blog, in June, after its second defoliation of the season.
That’s not a Trident leaf! It’s from Peter’s post; the full of which is: The Trident Maple Project and Summer Maple Work.