Watch Laura Dufala with Bentwood Tree Farm unlock the hidden character of pine trees, both for the aesthetics and the health of the pine tree. Laura will work on black, white, and shore pines on Tsuru Island.
Laura arrived in the Willamette Valley after growing up on the family’s potato farm in Southeastern Idaho, the last of fourteen kids! She loved the beauty and solitude of the farm and nearby mountains. Those connections are expressed in her trees, her art, and her gardens.
Laura feels very fortunate to live in the Pacific Northwest where the soil so rich and fertile grounds, because of the Glacier Lake Missoula Floods.
She has work in it the industry for many years. She has shared her extensive plant knowledge and creative energy with retail and wholesale nurseries in the Portland area. It was upon finding choice ground in Boring, Oregon that she began pouring her artist talents into Black Sheep Nursery, focusing on Bonsai and Niwaki. When not sculpting pine trees she’s in a studio sculpting clay or carving wood.
Her other passions center around her family, veggie gardens, and fine food.