Trees can grow for thousands of years. Bonsai trees, if well kept, can also become very old. Some of the oldest bonsai in the world are over 800 years; the result of many generations of patience and hard work.
The tree above is the Japanese White Pine that survived Hiroshima
This tree has been trained into a Bonsai for almost 400 years, the result of 6 generations of hard work and patience by the Yamaki family. But what makes it really special is that it was in Hiroshima when the atomic bomb fell in 1945; the tree survived and was later donated to the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum in Washington. [x]
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