bonsai is an art of taking a simple plant or tree and turning it into a reminder of nature's beauty within a confined space.
In recent years Taxus cuspidata (Japanese yew, Ichi) have become popular as bonsai. These traditional garden trees have only recently caught the imagination of bonsai enthusiasts. They are suitable for most styles, but particularly for bonsai where there is lots of driftwood. Exquisite fins and sharis can be created from the superfluous branches. Yew has lovely, dark green foliage, and new shoots grow easily from old wood. Ready-trained plants can be found in most bonsai nurseries, and nursery material is easy to train into bonsai. Source: Herons Bonsai