Presented by Hahn Tran
Hahn is an experienced Nurseryman and an experienced bonsai grower. Hahn has previously demonstrated to us his techniques of wiring and bending pine trees with dramatic effect. His skill was demonstrated at the AAB conference recently and his technique has always amazed visiting bonsai masters. Hahn also has many filmed demonstrations on YouTube.
Monday’s demonstration is to work with some raw untrained Shimpaku juniper and create a bonsai. This particular Shimpaku has a finer and denser foliage which will create better foliage pads once established.
What we will see will be the processes used in styling a tree and in selecting the trunk line, branches and then wiring. A wonderful opportunity for us to view this process to reinforce our developing techniques and skills. This will be an excellent demonstration especially for all the novices and newer members.
I asked Hahn to bring along some Shimpaku to enable you to purchase a tree. He had some beautiful buxus which appears to be Kingsville box and a few will also be available on the trading table.