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President's Message

Hot weather continues, high temps, then a bit cooler lately. Take care not to be deceived into doing major work on your bonsai, the weather does seem cooler. Major work, root pruning, major trimming, grafting etc., is very stressful and high temps combined with major work can mean the demise of our carefully crafted works of art. They, much like we, can only take so much stress, and something gives! Just as we try not to perform major tasks when we’re weak or tired, the same principle applies when working on a weakened tree, (one that is lack luster, yellowed leaves, evergreens that are pale, trees that are just not budding and growing). A happy growing tree just oozes excitement, and says to the artist, let’s get too it what do we do next?  Maintenance pruning should continue, take a look and plan what to do when the cooler growing season arrives. What is my long term plan, next pot for this tree etc.

 

**** 2019 Spring Show Peoples Choice Award Winner ****
 
2019
Peoples
Choice Award
Winner

Lacebark Elm
Ulmus parvifolia
Style: Informal Upright
Age: 100+ years
In Training: 100+ years
 

***** Be sure to sure to check out the our Bonsai Gallery for photographs from our ****

**** 2019 Spring Show Pictures ****
 

For our membership
Phil Terry
President 

If you are in the North Alabama area, please join us at our monthly meeting. 


The next meeting will be Saturday, August 17, 2019, starting at 1 PM at the Anderson Education Center attached to the Butterful House, entrance is from the rear of the building.

PLEASE NOTE MEETING TIME CHANGE

The LIving Art Bonsai Society Monthly Meeting are now held on the
third Saturdays of each month at 1:00 PM, except for the month of December.

The meeting is followed by a bonsai work session till 5 PM.



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