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Classroom Corner – A forest and a raft…..testing times!

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 – A forest and a raft…..testing times.

These two trees turned up on a recent one to three afternoon session.

The Hawthorns had been together for a long time but were now in need of repotting and some rearranging. They were very tall and not the easiest of trees to combine but it was a case of looking at the trunk characteristics, arranging them accordingly and then finally some pruning.

The Cotoneaster stump had sprouted well but was never going to make an individual specimen tree. The student had already made up his mind about the possibility of a raft… …….anything to oblige so off we went.

Branches were selected, wired and then positioned as individual trunks. Pleasantly surprised to see that suddenly this old rotting stump shows really good potential.

Two testing trees but well pleased with the result!