Author Topic: June 2011 Tree of the Month Contest  (Read 2701 times)

Bonsai Study Group Admin

  • Administrator
  • Sr. Forum Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 430
  • Thanked: 3 times
June 2011 Tree of the Month Contest
« on: May 01, 2011, 10:00 AM »
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 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.

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.
 

John Kirby

  • Hero Forum Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2216
  • Thanked: 16 times
  • I really need an opposable thumb...
Re: June 2011 Tree of the Month Contest
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2011, 08:22 PM »
Hi, here is a shimpaku that looks very much like little Junipers that you see in Japan, However, this tree was started as a cutting by Jim Gremel when he still lived in Berkley, he planted it in the ground when he moved up by Sebatapol, and then dug and worked in 2006. The story about this tree is covered in the thread:
 http://bonsaistudygroup.com/shimpaku-juniper-discussion/jim-gremel's-shimpaku/

We worked the tree to thin and reposition the branches last weekend, Boon was kind enough to oil the pot and get a nice picture today, so here it is. This one is, as Bruce would say, "Born in the USA".
 

october

  • Full Forum Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 153
Re: June 2011 Tree of the Month Contest
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2011, 04:20 PM »
Hello everyone,
After seeing all the beautifully crafted, masterpiece trees posted in these threads. I was hesitant to post my modest little hinoki cypress. However, I figure that bonsai should be about getting enjoyment from viewing trees, so I hope you enjoy mine. I purchased this tree about 9 years ago from a local garden center. Back about 9-10 years ago, I had very little bonsai experience. This tree has forgiven me for making practically every mistake in the book..lol.. Seeing as how it is a hinoki cypress, it is even more amazing. For these reasons and others, even though it is not perfect, this tree has become very special to me over the last 9 years of training.

This season, the tree was put in a pot that is the proper proportions. Also, the tree was made over. All the branches were shortened and some removed to create a more natural looking presence. The tree is about 14 inches tall with about a 1 1/4 inch base. Thank you for viewing.

Rob
 

Bonsai Study Group Admin

  • Administrator
  • Sr. Forum Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 430
  • Thanked: 3 times
Re: June 2011 Tree of the Month Contest
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2011, 01:32 PM »
Time to vote!
« Last Edit: May 21, 2011, 01:35 PM by bsgAdmin »