Edit this A Little Old American Bonsai Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend A Hinoki cypress at Brussel Martin's bonsai nursery in Mississippi. He has nurtured it for 40 years, which is half its life. "I turned down $40,000 for it a year ago," Martin says. "It is worth twice that. I call it Big Bertha." (Courtesy of Brussel's Bonsai ) i A News Story In Tanka **** For cypress tree in Olive Branch, Mississippi, 80 years of age Someone has a yen to pay Forty thou — grower says Noh. **** The Protojournalist is an experiment in reporting. Abstract. Concrete. Join in: @NPRtpj Copyright 2013 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.