Most of the following Ponderosa Pine trees belong to RMBS members or the Denver Botanic Gardens.
Common Names: Ponderosa Pine, Bull Pine, Blackjack Pine, or Western Yellow Pine
Books: Local RMBS Bonsai Master Larry Jackel has authored a fantasic book on Ponderosa Pines as Bonsai. Credit: Stone Lantern “Larry Jackel focuses on one of the most beautiful and dramatic bonsai trees in North America, the Poderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa). Ponderosas are rugged, handsome trees that are easily distinguished by their thick plated orangish bark. Old colleced Ponderosas pine bonsai are prized by bonsai artists.”
Botanical & Ecological Characteristics:
Colorado State University: Pinon “Pitch Mass” Borer Note: This borer may affect Ponderosa Pine trees.
Colorado State University: Zimmerman Pine Moth Note: Damage may look like Colorado Pine Beatle
Fred Bentler: Ponderosa Pine Trees
National Park Service: Ponderosa Pine
The Gymnosperm Database: Pinus Ponderosa
United States Department of Agriculture: Tree Profile, State Distribution, Colorado County Distribution & Identification and Ecology of Old Ponderosa Pine Trees in the Colorado Front Range
Utah State University: Ponderosa Pine
Wikipedia: Tree Profile
Bonsai Study Group: Ponderosa Tips from Walter Pall
Colorado State University: Mountain Pine Beetle
Pikes Peak Bonsai Society: Ponderosa Pine
The Way Of Bonsai: Redesigning A Ponderosa Pine
Bonsai4me: Finished Tree
Bonsai Bark: 2 Finished Trees
Artist Dan Robinson: Finished Tree
National Bonsai Foundation: Repotting the Huge Ponderosa Pine Bonsai
Walter Pall: Finished Tree
Bonsai Study Group – Artist Dano: Ponderosa Pine Adjusting In The South Good tips on growing Ponderosa’s in the southern states.
Crataegus Bonsai – A bunjin Ponderosa pine gets a new look
Large Massive Unique Trunk – Pinus Ponderosa Pine Bonsai by RMBS Member New 07-19-2017
Walter Pall: More of Walter’s Ponderosa Trees can be found Here! Enter Ponderosa in the search box.
Nebraska Forest Service: Nebraska State Champ Ponderosa Pine
Of Bonsai Magazine – “international Bonsai Mirai” Master Artist Ryan Neil: Ponderosa Pine Demo Midwest Bonsai Society 2011 #1, Ponderosa Pine Demo Midwest Bonsai Society 2011 #2, Ryan Neil Ponderosa Pine Demo Midwest Bonsai Society 2011 #3
Of Bonsai Magazine – Steve Jetzer: Ponderosa Pine Demo Midwest Bonsai Show August 2012 Part One & Ponderosa Pine Demo Midwest Bonsai Show August 2012 Part Two
Ponderosa Pine Timelapse by Bonsai Mirai New 07-05-2017
You Tube – bowerman939: Mature Natural Setting Ponderosa Tree in Winter
You Tube – Sara Jane Welch: Large Ponderosa Pine