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The Bonsai of Thomas J. Mozden

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Bonsai and photographs by Thomas J. Mozden


Thomas J. Mozden, is an ex-architectural woodworker and metal worker, whose detail oriented skills carried over into his art of bonsai, and model railroading. As he acquired more trees, time became more demanding and the model railroading was put aside for a later time in his life.

Living in North Central Texas, he found the long hot summers to be a drain on both his bonsai and himself. Having to cope with stressful conditions on a daily basis, meant finding ways to combat many of the problems associated with the health of bonsai trees. As he experimented, he also wrote down his accomplishments with both health matters and styling. He began writing newsletters and doing a few videos, in order to share this information, for the online bonsai store, Dallas Bonsai Gardens.

Up until 2002, his collection of trees consisted mainly of deciduous species. After attending the 2002 Kimura event in Dallas at that time, he was inspired by what he saw and he began working on the common procumbens juniper, the one most available to bonsai enthusiasts. He acquired a passion for working on junipers, and in both 2004 and 2005, he placed in the 100 finalists in the World Bonsai Contest, with one of his procumbens junipers.

Thomas is a past secretary of the Bonsai Society of Dallas, and usually shows his trees whenever the club has a show or convention. His articles and videos are a source of knowledge and inspiration for bonsaists around the world.

Juniperus procumbens

Juniperus procumbens
11" h (28 cm)
Pot: Tokoname

Ulmus parvifolia

Chinese Elm (Ulmus parvifolia)
Pot: houtoku

Juniperus procumbens

Juniperus procumbens
12" h (30.5 cm)
Pot: houtoku

Ulmus parvifolia

Chinese Elm (Ulmus parvifolia)
10" h (25.4 cm)

Juniperus procumbens

Juniperus procumbens
10" h (25.4 cm)
Pot: Tokoname

Ulmus parvifolia

Chinese Elm (Ulmus parvifolia)
22" h (56 cm)
Pot: Tokoname

Juniperus procumbens

Juniperus procumbens
9" h (23 cm)
Pot: houtoku

Mugo Pine

Chinese Elm (Ulmus parvifolia)
13" h (33 cm)

Juniperus procumbens

Juniperus procumbens
7" (18 cm)
Pot: Tokoname

Acer buergerianum

Trident Maple (Acer buergerianum)
26" (66 cm)
Pot: houtoku

Juniperus procumbens

Juniperus procumbens
11" (28 cm)
Pot: houtoku

Conocarpus erectus

Florida Buttonwood (Conocarpus erectus)
14" (35.5 cm)
Pot: Tokoname

Ulmus parvifolia

Chinese Elm (Ulmus parvifolia)
20" h (51 cm)
Pot: houtoku

Ulmus parvifolia

Chinese Elm (Ulmus parvifolia)
18" h (46 cm)
Pot: Tokoname

Acer buergerianum

Trident Maple (Acer buergerianum)
14" (35.5 cm)
Pot: Tokoname

Ulmus parvifolia

Chinese Elm (Ulmus parvifolia)
23" (58.5 cm)

Ulmus parvifolia

Chinese Elm (Ulmus parvifolia)
13" (33 cm)
Pot: Tokoname

Ginkgo biloba

Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba)
24" (61 cm)

Juniperus chinensis

Shimpaku (Juniperus chinensis)

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