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Evergreen Bonsai Discussion / Re: Jack pine bonsai.
« Last post by M. Frary on May 01, 2016, 09:46 PM »
  All the way to the first branch all the way around. Bare wood. Down into the roots.
Almost every tree got the same treatment. Elms,shimpaku,maple,pines,hawthorn,false cypress,hornbeam all got the bark stripped. The only trees they didn't attack were spruce and tamarack.
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Tree of the Month / May 2016 Tree of the Month Winner
« Last post by Bonsai Study Group Admin on May 01, 2016, 09:33 PM »
Congratulations Adair M, May 2016 Tree of the Month winner!




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Tree of the Month / June 2016 Tree of the Month Contest
« Last post by Bonsai Study Group Admin on May 01, 2016, 09:31 PM »
The BonsaiStudyGroup.com "Tree of the Month" contest is a showcase for all the members to show off your work.

The BonsaiStudyGroup.com "Tree of the Month" contest is open to any and all members of the forum.  This will be a monthly contest.  The winner will have his/her tree featured in the header section of BonsaiStudyGroup.com.

How to enter:

Post as many as 4 photos in the monthly thread.  One submission only per member, per month, please.  Submissions will be accepted until the 21st of the month, at which point the thread will be locked.  Voting will begin in a separate thread and will continue until the 28th of the month.

We ask that the entry threads be reserved for submissions only.  Any non-entry post will be removed.  Feel free to start a new thread to discuss any tree entered in the contest.  Winners will be announced on the 28th of the month, and home page will be updated on the 1st of the month.

Please post no more than 4 pictures per tree and provide a brief history of each tree.

Guidelines:

Pictures must be taken within the past 30 days.
Trees submitted are not eligible to be submitted again for 3 months.
Winning trees are not eligible to be submitted again for 12 months.
Post a link to any existing thread on the tree (and if none exists start a new one).

If you are unable to post a picture you can PM one of the Moderators or Admins and we'll work with you to get it posted.

Please remember to post a link to any existing thread on the tree (and if none exists start a new one).
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Evergreen Bonsai Discussion / Re: Jack pine bonsai.
« Last post by bwaynef on May 01, 2016, 09:42 AM »
All gone? 
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Evergreen Bonsai Discussion / Re: Jack pine bonsai.
« Last post by Jay on May 01, 2016, 06:09 AM »
Words can not express my thoughts. Very sad......
J
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North American Juniper Bonsai Discussion / Collected juniper
« Last post by cmswink on April 30, 2016, 01:03 PM »
This tree and another were set to be cut down this coming Sunday. I was able to dig one this afternoon and hope to be able to collect the other one tomorrow. Not having a large supply of potting medium or anywhere to aquire the right stuff in a days time I was able to purchase a few large bags of hydro clay pebbles. The tree pictured had the majority of it's feeder roots towards the top of the trunk. I had to make a judgement call and for the top 1/3 layer of soil I used a mix of sphagum, peat, and perlite. All I had on hand. I am glad for this cooler and wet weather we are having in Northwestern Missouri right now.
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Evergreen Bonsai Discussion / Re: Hinoki Cypress "Spiralis"
« Last post by M. Frary on April 30, 2016, 08:11 AM »
I like the composition of this planting.  I can imagine a few smaller plants interspersed on the rock might improve things.  Will watering them become a problem though?  (I don't know the water requirements of a hinoki.  Are they similar to Satsuki?)
  They like a lot of water but don't like sitting in it. So a water retention but we'll draining media that you water in the morning so it isn't sitting in it overnight.
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Evergreen Bonsai Discussion / Re: Jack pine bonsai.
« Last post by M. Frary on April 30, 2016, 07:56 AM »
   This and almost all of my trees came under attack from voles this year. All gone. All the bark was eaten off. Goners.
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Advanced Collecting Discussion / Collected juniper
« Last post by cmswink on April 29, 2016, 09:25 PM »
This tree and another were set to be cut down this coming Sunday. I was able to dig one this afternoon and hope to be able to collect the other one tomorrow. Not having a large supply of potting medium or anywhere to aquire the right stuff in a days time I was able to purchase a few large bags of hydro clay pebbles. The tree pictured first had the majority of it's feeder roots towards the top of the trunk. I had to make a judgement call and for the top 1/3 layer of soil I used a mix of sphagum, peat, and perlite. All I had on hand. I am glad for this cooler and wet weather we are having in Northwestern Missouri right now.
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Evergreen Bonsai Discussion / Collected juniper
« Last post by cmswink on April 29, 2016, 08:24 PM »
This tree and another were set to be cut down this coming Sunday. I was able to dig one this afternoon and hope to be able to collect the other one tomorrow. Not having a large supply of potting medium or anywhere to aquire the right stuff in a days time I was able to purchase a few large bags of hydro clay pebbles. The tree pictured first had the majority of it's feeder roots towards the top of the trunk. I had to make a judgement call and for the top 1/3 layer of soil I used a mix of sphagum, peat, and perlite. All I had on hand. I am glad for this cooler and wet weather we are having in Northwestern Missouri right now.
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