2018 April Monday – Yamadori

At the April BSV Monday meeting, John and Dave talked about collecting Yamadori in Australia and the issues you face when collecting.

John & Dave talking about Yamadori
John & Dave talking about Yamadori

John had several recent Yamadori on display to illustrate the types of trees that could be collected.

Jade Yamadori
Jade Yamadori
Olive Yamadori
Olive Yamadori

They covered a very wide range of issues that you will need to address if you are to be successful at collecting Yamadori.  Some of their comments are included below.

  • Make sure your planned activities are legal.  There are Federal, State and Local Government laws that apply in various circumstances and permits may be required.  Urban Yamadori on private property may be an easier option.
  • Risk management plans are necessary to ensure diggers and the public are kept safe.
  • Yamadori can range from small to very large.
  • Digging and caring for Yamadori are time intensive activities so choose carefully before you start to dig.
  • Dave suggests you select your tree based on nebari, movement, taper and bark.  Branches can be grown later.
  • Some species such as Hawthorn can be temperamental so timing and aftercare are critical.
  • Different techniques such as the “Sweating Technique” and open soil mixes are being experimented with to improve success rates.  The roots need to be kept moist until the tree can be potted.  Some species such as Jade need special treatment to avoid wood rot.
  • Equipment needed depends on many things but could include hand saws, secateurs and a sharp shovel.  A chain saw may also be an option.  Pre-dig preparation can assist.

Photos of trees on display at the Meeting are included below.

Eucalyptus Yamadori
Eucalyptus Yamadori
Eucalyptus Yamadori
Eucalyptus Yamadori
Yellow Box
Yellow Box
Mugo Pine
Mugo Pine
Pine
Pine
English Elm Group
English Elm Group
Lillypilly
Lillypilly
Cotonester
Cotonester
Kingsville Box
Kingsville Box
Lillypilly
Lillypilly
Olive
Olive

2018 April Sales Day & Saturday Program

With strong winds and rain threatening, preparation for the 2018 BSV Sales Day started early with a frenzy of activity to unload plants and arrange displays.  Meanwhile, eager buyers were queueing at the door eager to get inside.  Luckily, the rain held off until after the doors opened at 9-30pm as buyers rushed in to check out the extensive range of plants and bonsai for sale.  Great bargains for everyone concerned.  The crowd had subsided quite a bit by the time this photo was taken.

BSV Sale Day
BSV Sale Day

By all reports, both buyers and sellers had a great day.  Many thanks to all who helped setup and clean up afterwards.

After the rush of the Sale Day, the organisers had a brief break for lunch before joining the Saturday Program to work on trees.  Examples are included below.

Juniper
Juniper
Juniper
Juniper
White Pine
White Pine
Juniper
Juniper

 

Juniper - before adjustments
Juniper – before adjustments
Juniper - after adjustments.
Juniper – after adjustments.