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Post  Barry M on Tue Jul 21, 2009 12:51 am

This may be a naive question. But I'll ask anyway. Do bonsai trees ever get cones? If so, are there any pictures you could show.

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Post  Kev Bailey on Tue Jul 21, 2009 9:32 am

They do but most people snip them off as they represent a significant investment of energy for the tree, which can in some cases lead to areas of dieback.

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Post  JimLewis on Tue Jul 21, 2009 2:01 pm

And they're often too large -- like all fruit.

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Post  Kev Bailey on Tue Jul 21, 2009 2:56 pm

And nasty critters can hang out in pine cones, as I found out to my cost in Nara Park. A bite inflicted on my ankle by a Japanese Centipede (which are potentially lethal).


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Post  vaiojoe on Tue Jul 21, 2009 3:47 pm

Barry M wrote:This may be a naive question. But I'll ask anyway. Do bonsai trees ever get cones? If so, are there any pictures you could show.




Here are a few macro images from my Japanese Red Pine "Tanyosho Pine".

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Post  JimLewis on Tue Jul 21, 2009 7:07 pm

You need to prune that tree!

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