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Japanese Black Pine

Pinus / thunbergii

MBGNA-B-077
A command of balance, counter-balance, and void are demonstrated in this Japanese Black Pine. As you ‘spin the tree’ the visual dynamics and how they are structured can be explored. The sweeping rising curvature of the trunk guides your eye as you ascend to and within the canopy. The intentional negative space, or void, between the upper crown and the flaring root system is itself a pleasing shape and volume in context of the entire tree and composition. The structure and mass of the root flare imply both age and enduring stability.

Japanese Black Pine is a classic species for bonsai training, and can live and change for centuries. Not only is this tree beautiful now, but it has potential for the generations ahead. This specimen was donated by Dr. Melvyn C. Goldstein.

    Quick Facts

  • Style: Informal Upright
  • Common name: Japanese Black Pine
  • Species: thunbergii
  • Genus: Pinus
  • ID: MBGNA-B-077
  • Makeup: Evergreen
MBGNA ID: MBGNA-B-077
A command of balance, counter-balance, and void are demonstrated in this Japanese Black Pine. As you ‘spin the tree’ the visual dynamics and how they are structured can be explored. The sweeping rising curvature of the trunk guides your eye as you ascend to and within the canopy. The intentional negative space, or void, between the upper crown and the flaring root system is itself a pleasing shape and volume in context of the entire tree and composition. The structure and mass of the root flare imply both age and enduring stability.

Japanese Black Pine is a classic species for bonsai training, and can live and change for centuries. Not only is this tree beautiful now, but it has potential for the generations ahead. This specimen was donated by Dr. Melvyn C. Goldstein.

    Quick Facts

  • Style: Informal Upright
  • Common name: Japanese Black Pine
  • Species: thunbergii
  • Genus: Pinus
  • Plant ID: Goldstein ### ?
  • Makeup: Evergreen

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