The first meeting for 2017 was held as a workshop night, giving the many members attending an opportunity to bring along trees for pruning, styling or repotting, and for review, critique, advice and a great general discussion about what we were working on. A number of trees were brought up for discussion and some styling work with input from the wider group, with some serious pruning for some trees to give them a good framework for further development.
There was quite a diversity of species being worked on by members, again demonstrating the breadth of possibilities for Australian native species as bonsai. While some of the work on trees on the night was in the early stages of development, there were also some with significant refinement carried out to bring out some real character and style in those trees.
Trees on the display table included the following: