Report from Club Meeting 8th April 2024

There was a general discussion by the 7 attendees about each others trees during which I think we all learned something.

Topics included,

Stimulating back buds on beech (two schools of thought).

Different approaches to styling Nigel’s windswept hawthorn.

Roy’s techniques for grafting a shimpaku juniper top onto a san jose juniper trunk.

Identifying and dealing with scale insect on juniper.

Different approaches to styling James’ beech and dealing with chop stumps.

Choosing a new pot shape and size for a scots pine including the potential for needle size reduction in a smaller pot.

Balancing the energy on a semi cascade mugo pine.

General admiration of Darren’s crab apple and Jon’s beech.

In addition some trees were photographed for our instagram page.