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Author Topic: August 2013 Tree of the Month Contest  (Read 2010 times)
« on: July 01, 2013, 09:47 AM »

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 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.


  • 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).

William N. Valavanis
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« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2013, 07:45 PM »

RAF Dwarf Scots Pine, Pinus sylvestris 'RAF'
Trained from a young ten year old seedling growing in a three gallon container in 1980. This bonsai has been completely container grown and is now developing nicely.

Recently wired this bonsai received the 2013 Members' Choice Award at the 40th Upstate New York Bonsai Exhibition presented in the memory of Yuji Yoshimura.

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USDA Hardiness: 5

« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2013, 11:38 AM »

I bought this tree a little over a year ago from Mendocino Coast Bonsai. Since then, I’ve focused mainly on the deadwood, doing a lot of carvng and cleanup and clarification of what was already there, and adding a feature here and there as well. The last few weeks I’ve been working with the canopy, adding just a little order to the wild nature these tree’s foliage can have.

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« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2013, 06:22 PM »

Here is a yamadori mountain hemlock that Ive had for a number of years......
Cheers Graham
« Last Edit: July 03, 2013, 06:26 PM by ghues » Logged

« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2013, 07:21 AM »

Time to vote!

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