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The other day I went to see the tree that has been important to me ever since I moved to Uppsala. I think she is a willow tree of sorts. Already in 2000 she was a green manifestation of two in one.

So here we were ten years later. For some reason the people taking care of trees in the city park cut off all her limbs. At first glance she looked naked and pretty much dead on the outside but new branches covered in soft green started shooting out towards the sky and proved otherwise.

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Bonsai enthusiasts gathering

On this gray day with no sight of either sun or snow, I took myself and my first bought – podocarpus that I named Benji – to one of the islands of Stockholm to meet true bonsai enthusiasts of the North – the Eastern wing of the Swedish Bonsai Society. This time one of the members and a big fan of bonsai and Japanese culture was hosting the year’s first inspirational meeting.

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