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August 2010 Tree of the Month Contest

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Bonsai Study Group Admin:
The "Tree of the Month" contest is a showcase for all the members to show off your work.

The "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

How to enter:

Post as many as 4 photos in this 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.


* 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.

i dont normally put trees into competitions, i am just starting to feel confident enough to do so. i will put this one up as i feel it is the closest tree i have to being finished. it is a Clerodendrum inerme, also known as Escambron.

i received this tree on Jan. 10 2010, as a bare trunk, i potted it into the pot it is now and it has blown out to this in the past six months or so. i am very happy with the progress of this tree, the lower LH branch was an after thought in its design so it is not as advanced as the rest.

i can get more shots if need be but dont have a good camera at the moment, this is the best shot out of 30-40, being a camera phone it can be hard.

the progressional can be seen here--->

thanks guys :)

I'll submit this work-in-progress buttonwood.  I've had it since August 2004 Mary Madison workshop and managed to keep it alive during our winters by giving it grow lights and it's own humidifier in a spare bedroom.  I'll likely be parting with it this fall and give someone else a chance to learn how to care for it during winter.  So, I figured it was now or never for the Tree of the Month contest.

More info here,

John Romano:
Here is a Shohin Momiji that I exhibited in a group display at the 2nd US National Bonsai Exhibit last month.  Also a closeup of the Japanese decorated pot.  The tree stands approx 15cm from the top of the pot to the top of the tree.  I've been working with it for 6 10 years.  It was purchased in Japan in 2000.
John Romano

This kaede maple was started from cut down yard tree.

The maple now measures 7 inches tall with a 3 inch trunk at the base. The tree has been layered twice to fit into the Tokoname pot.


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