The art of growing miniature trees is called "bonsai", which translated from Japanese means "to grow on the plate." This art has existed in Japan for over a thousand years. Japanese masters grow an exact copy of such trees as oak, pine, poplar, alder and others. Miniature trees retain the features of a typical representative of its kind: the shape of the crown, the shape of leaves and needles, the position of the branches, the trunk configuration. For example, at an exhibition in Tokyo, was presented to the pine tree, whose height reached only 40 centimeters, and the age of this tree 360 years.