October 2016 Tree of the Month

As a sequel to the report on the meeting this month here are the results of the Tree of the Month Competition and Ade’s detailed critique.


FIRST in this class was Jon’s Cotoneaster (above) which had the most votes by members and highest points in Ade’s critique.

geoffs-groupSECOND was Geoff’s group of Hornbeams






Followed by Brian’s Acer Palmatum and Michael C’s Pyracantha





FIRST was Dave’s Chinese Juniper (above) which had by far the most votes

SECOND Equal were Sara’s Cryptomeria group, her Tesco special and Tony’s Cotoneaster


Followed by Richard M’s Norway Maple and Richard P’s Hornbeam group

Thank you everybody who brought trees along. I remember that at  the first meeting I came to there were only a couple of trees there at all, at least the competition means that any newcomers or visitors to our club can be sure to see a selection of trees of all standards, so the competition has been a very worthwhile activity, thanks Ade and thanks to Bill for the photos.

This next tree was  not in the competition but was bought along by Ade to show us the fruits of his Crab Apple in the autumn.


Tree of the month votes and Ade’s detail critique can be viewed via this link.


And don’t forget next month Nov 9th it is our AUCTION a good opportunity to sell some of your surplus stock of trees, pots, book or tools in fact anything bonsai related. A good chance too for some of our newer members to get some starter trees to get their collections going.




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