Weerobin wrote: I forgot about a poor underappreciated tree in my yard who's about as barky as a tree can get.
This is a Pinus thunbergiana 'corky bark' (nishiki matsu) cultivar.
It's meant to be for bonsai enthusiasts.
For those less enthusiastic about the rigors of bonsai (such as myself), it is still a pretty interesting tree.
It's about 8ft tall now.
Since I've given up on bonsai'ing him, I'm sort of leaving him to his own growth pattern.
Not sure how he'll come out, but here's where we stand for now.
Fortunately, he's still as corky as can be.
Hard to get a clear view of the whole tree, but the trunk is nicely chunky.