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Classroom Corner – Two Larch Groups

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 – Two Larch Groups

Just before Christmas Larch material was turning up regularly on classes. Some of this material involved group plantings.

The first student had been growing this young material on in preparation for creating a forest planting. We had a good choice in terms of different heights and trunk thicknesses. All the trees had ample side branches.

A selection was made, the trees were arranged, planted on a slab and then pruned to shape.

The second group was a little more complicated and required a bit more thought. A trio of old Larch had struggled and were not really working well together.

The student had some younger material to add depth and enlarge the composition. The original material was dismantled and a totally new arrangement made.

The new group was then replanted and pruned. Two very simple groups that should look well when they leaf out and offer excellent potential for further development in the future.