63. Cheryl Sykora

Hudson, Wisconsin


While I was measuring the tree for this submission, I again studied the magnificent deadwood that mother nature created on this tree all by herself without the hands of man and stopped for a moment in my busy schedule to study the whole composition.  I think Ponderosa Pines are distinctly American and when they are developed as bonsai, provide good representation of what the United States can contribute to the bonsai world. I think this tree belongs in the first Artisan's Cup show as a representation of North American Bonsai. 


Ponderosa Pine / Pinus ponderosa

Estimated Age: 150 years old
Time in Training: 8 years
Origin: Rocky Mountains
Container: Ron Lang (USA)
Stand: Sean Smith (USA)