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October 2015 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 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).

I decided to post this because even though I have not decided on a final route on how to take this Wild Olive - Olea europaea subsp. africana it is still a beauty in my eyes.

The tree is an estimated age of 75 years old.  I inherited it from my father in law when he passed away in 2014 so it has real sentimental value to me. 

I do see many possible ways that this can go but the one that is standing out more and more is looking at a literati.  The deadwood on the trunk is very pleasing to the eye in my view and if one narrows down the canopy correct and changes the pot, it can definitely work.

Bonsai Study Group Admin:
Time to vote!


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