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Styling Competition May 2012

We randomly divided those members present into teams of two or three and give each team a shrub of nursery stock. In the course of the evening the team have to turn it into a bonsai. At the end of the evening each member voted for what they thought was the winning tree. (Members do not vote for the tree that they worked on.)

This year we tried something different and gave each team a large seed tray, bag of bonsai soil and 8 trees whips, the sort used for hedging. The trees were Garden Centre purchased Fagus sylvatica, or the European Beech. The aim was to make a group planting which most people had never done.

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Winning Team 1

Rick, Gulsen, Tim

Raw material

8 whips of
Fagus sylvatica, or the European Beech
Seed Tray
Bag of Bonsai soil

The four teams in action ??

Team and Position After 2 hours styling
Team 1

First Place

Team 3

Second Place

Team 4

Third Place

Team 2

Forth Place