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Classroom Corner – Open workshop August 16th 2015

An open window into the comings and goings of students and their trees attending our regular weekend and midweek bonsai classes under the ever watchful eyes of John Hanby.

Classroom Corner – Open workshop August 16th 2015
Here are just a few of the trees attending one of our August workshops. Most of them had grown well this year but now required some branch selection or pruning.
The Taxus is really shaping up well and came from a large garden tree. The 5ft tall section was removed during our first session with the tree and all that remains is the large jin.
The Satsuki Azalea has an impressive base and good canopy. It needed to be pruned to prevent it reverting to a bush and before the flower buds for next year started forming.
The Field Maple was pruned in accordance with the years growing plan designed to specifically fatten certain branches whilst limiting the growth in other areas.
The hollow trunk oak tree has real character and the chance of becoming a very good small size bonsai. One of the two lower branches growing opposite each other was removed. We decided to cut off the top and create a new better apex.
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