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January 2014 Tree of the Month Contest
« on: December 01, 2013, 10:43 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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Re: January 2014 Tree of the Month Contest
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2013, 12:54 PM »
Winter silhouettes are my favorite part of the bonsai year.  Perhaps because I am mostly drawn to deciduous trees as my chosen obsession.  This is my favorite one of all, it only gets better as the buds swell in the spring thru the slow unfurling of the buds....
This is one of the first trees I got when I started being serious about bonsai.  They are slow, but amazing trees. It has given me much joy over the years, as it has so many interesting seasons.

For your pleasure, here is my European Beech in it's unclothed form.  
Please take a look at the short progression photos in the posted link.

Thank you for your consideration, please excuse the sameness of the photos, my skills are not so good with photography... :)

http://bonsaistudygroup.com/deciduous-bonsai-discussion/europan-beech
 

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Re: January 2014 Tree of the Month Contest
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2013, 09:52 PM »
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Sekka' I recently styled.  Height is about 3 feet.

http://bonsaistudygroup.com/conifer-bonsai-discussion/chamaecyparis-obtusa-'sekka'/
 

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Re: January 2014 Tree of the Month Contest
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2013, 08:38 AM »
Time to vote!