Scots pine grown from seed planted through a hole in a stone in 1972. The tree expanded so much that it eventually split the rock. Planted in a Dansai pot and now in the collection of Marco Invernizzi, Italy.
A truly beautiful literati penjing from Zhao Qingquan's new book, Literati Style Penjing. Multitrunk trees are always inspired by a family relationship - this one immediately makes me think of a child peering shyly around it's mother's skirts.