Meeting Report – November 2019

Despite the chill of an unseasonably cold Spring day, a good number of members came along for the workshop and critique night to work on trees and to take part in the review and development of several trees brought up for discussion.

Plants on the display table included the following:

Melaleuca styphelioides, Prickly Paperbark
Kunzea peduncularis, Burgan, windswept style developed at the October club meeting
Allocasuarina torulosa, Rose Sheoak

Several trees were brought up by members for critique and assistance with styling work, while others continued working on their trees.

Leptospermum lanigerum, Woolly Tea Tree, under review
Another Leptospermum lanigerum, originally from Tasmania
Banksia serrata, Saw Banksia – What to do with this one?
Now that starts to look different, and great potential.
Acacia howittii, Sticky Wattle, needs a lot of foliage removed so that the main structure can be developed
Many Australian native species can be developed into interesting small bonsai within a couple of years.

The club also had a look at possible use of old wood burls as tree containers, and a new turntable being developed by Leigh.

Hollowed wood burl, and a new turntable for working on trees.