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January 2011 Tree of the Month Contest


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.

John Kirby:
Here is my little contorted Japanese Red Pine for consideration. Tree has been de-wired and will be shown "naked" next month at the BIB show. The pot is "Tokoname", not sure what kiln. This is a tree that could be shown from as many as five (5) different sides with a little work. This has always been my favorite front, but with time, wire, and the correct pot I might be convinced to change it. The tree is now a little over 12 inches tall, could be backed down another inch, well, maybe......

This picture was color corrected by our very own Wayne F.


Thomas J.:
My submission is this cascading JBP. The second picture shows the tree shortly after purchase in 2007 which at the time was a semi cascade. Wiring the the branches down more and changing the front, has given me a more pleasing look. This pic was taken recently after the fall work. ;D

Bonsai Study Group Admin:
Time to vote, here.


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