Finding trees in the wild
Since my current trees wont be workable for years, I was thinking I'd go in the woods and find a tree to use. I live in the backwoods so there are tons of trees everywhere. My questions are:
What should I look for in a potential bonsai-in-training?
How tall is too tall? Can I get a tall thick one and cut it back? Wouldn't that be ugly?
Can pine trees make pretty bonsai? I've seen hundreds of them on the ride too and from University.
When would be a good time of the year to dig one up and transplant it? Do I place it in a pot or in the ground again/
Any other tips would be great as well :)