Tiger bark babies (Ficus microcarpa)

As I mentioned in a previous post (https://beginbonsai.net/2019/01/11/tiger-bark-ficus-ficus-microcarpa/), I have a lot of ficus trees. The two trees in a bonsai pot from today’s post started out as cuttings from the mother Ficus microcarpa tree that was the subject of the January 2019 post.

August 22, 2020:
The trees today.
October 25, 2015:
These trees began as cuttings that I stuck in a pot sometime in 2015 and let grow freely over the summer.
October 25, 2015:
Pruned.
October 25, 2015:
The planting from the opposite side.
April 4, 2016:
The cuttings the following spring with new growth.
April 4, 2016:
The opposite side.
April 16, 2016:
The developing root bases.
April 23, 2017:
The trees a year later.
April 23, 2017:
Pruned.
April 23, 2017:
The opposite side.
September 2, 2017:
Fall.
September 2, 2017:
The trees removed from the pot for repotting.
September 2, 2017:
Trunk- and root-pruned and placed in the pot.
December 30, 2017:
The trees in winter.
June 30, 2018:
The trees two summers ago, beginning to take their current shape.
October 12, 2019:
The trees last October after 5 seasons of growth.
August 22, 2020:
The back side of the trees today.

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