This red Pine was just given to me (Wednesday actually) by the same man who gave me the ficus seen here
and the juniper seen here (which i'll update with pics later)
This tree is in it's 60's, the owner was unsure of its exact age. Although, he bought it 8 years ago.
You'll notice some dead branches, and the fact that this tree needs some work. The reason for that is because a few years ago (not more than 5, but probably less) this tree almost died after the winter. The previous owner was going to throw it out, but he noticed some green, and he said the canopy was recovering ever since. It looks like those branches at one time supported the canopy. He left them on there thinking he would jin them one day, but he never did it. He gave this tree to me, because he said he is getting too old to care for his Bonsai, so i assume that's the reason he never jinned those branches. I'm not sure if i am going to jin them, or just get rid of them, because as i said before this tree needs some work, but I'm not sure what direction i want to take it in (and ideas on that are welcome). He also said this tree might be potbound, so i may have to repot it within the next year (at the proper time).
Here's a pic of the back as i see it now, and as how he had it.
P.S. Sorry about the tree in the background