May meeting 26.10.08

Tonight saw David bring in a range of unusual trees that had been collected over the last few years. He brought to light just how interesting trees can become when one looks outside the usual bonsai mold. It was interesting to see the range of opinions that were generated when discussing some of the stock. After a brief discussion of each tree David made some large chops on one of his trees that should see it become a fine tree in a few years time. Photos below.

David Begins the talk.

A Hawthorn (before)

During…..

And after the chop!

A bizarly shaped hawthorn

And the sketch of its future.

Some of the display trees.

Chinese Elm

Japanese Maple