I'm trying to find out the name of this rare tree. I've only came accross this one a couple of times online, but never with the name of it. Can anyone help?
It's pruned to look like that. Probably something common like Chamaecyparis obtusa or C. pisifera. When I click to enlarge I get a Photobucket page without the picture.
Looks like Chamaecyparis obtusa to me. And as bboy says, it's been pruned to attain that amazing shape.
+1 Hinoki Cypress (chamaecyparis obtusa)
Check out the Lars Anderson Bonsai Collection describing Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Chabo-hiba' in octopus style at the Arnold Arboretum.
Here is a link that might be useful: Arnold Arboretum hinoki