In our hobby of bonsai, we strive to make our trees show the respect of age. We do our best to develop a thick trunk, good nebari, craggy bark, and we lower the angle of the branches. Then we look for a venerable old pot to further enhance our tree. Perhaps our tree now looks like a 50 year old bonsai tree. But, can you imagine a 500 year old tree? Or a 5000 year old tree?