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Noelanders Trophy XIX

Picea abies | Winner Noelanders Trophy XIX | Donato Danisi | 65cm | 25½” Pot: Alberto Vigoni

Donato Danisi on his tree:
‘It has taken a lot of effort, but it is my passion to work on trees with character. I was struck by this magnificent spruce. A huge potential. Exciting points are the mighty trunk with pronounced veins, the stumps at the base to create a striking nebari, the rare compact and short foliage. It was in September 2010 that I began to work on the tree. I discovered that the deadwood at the base was very soft inside, so the inside of the trunk has been carved completely hollow, giving the tree more originality. Finally, after many years’ work, the bonsai was ready to be shown.’

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