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March 2011 Tree of the Month Contest
« on: February 01, 2011, 08:48 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.
 

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Re: March 2011 Tree of the Month Contest
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2011, 08:22 PM »
This pyracantha was removed from a grocery store parking lot. It was dug in 2003 and had three trunks at time of removal. So far one trunk has been removed three branches have been approach grafted on and the base has been ground layered to improve nebari. The tree is still doing quite well and I cringe every year as I roll the dice in my wait for inevitable fireblight. I will be crushed when and if that happens.
 

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Re: March 2011 Tree of the Month Contest
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2011, 09:59 AM »
This one's been documented here:
http://bonsaistudygroup.com/shohin-discussion/amur-maple/

Here it is wired, with the apex growing wild for one more year.  It needs a more appropriate pot, but the added depth helps during the heat of our summers for this cold-climate native.
 

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Re: March 2011 Tree of the Month Contest
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2011, 09:38 AM »
Here is a 2' tall prostrata that was grafted a number of years ago with shimpaku, it has kicked around the California bonsai community for quite a few years. It is presented in an older Yamaaki pot, it has been lightly rewired, the foliage pads repositioned, cleaned and lime sulphured. The tree was then mossed and exhibited at the BIB show last month. The picture is 30 days old.  I know, yet another deadwood juniper.........
 

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Re: March 2011 Tree of the Month Contest
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2011, 08:16 AM »
Time to vote!
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