Our April monthly club meeting was held on Tuesday 13th April. With quite a good attendance of club members at the meeting, we also continued to include Zoom capabilities for those distant (or even not-so-distant) members to be part of the meeting who could not get along to the meeting in person on the night.
The presentation topic for the night was a discussion of Eucalypt growth habits and styles for bonsai, including reviews of a number of trees growing in the wild, and what we can learn from them.
And what an interesting discussion it was, with a very insightful analysis of some of the growth patterns and habits of Eucalypts in open situations, and a translation of those into bonsai development. Rod’s presentation was supported by both some very interesting bonsai which he is growing, as well as some very innovative technology, which allowed us to consider in some detail, the environmental forces on trees in the open, and the growth responses by the trees to those influences.
This is a topic with plenty more to talk about in future meetings.