In April 2011, the club was contacted by a lady from Cirencester who was trying to find a buyer for three of her late father’s bonsai trees.
The committee decided to make an offer for the trees so that they could be used for demonstrations, design evenings and for the club members to work on them, to gain experience.
Due to the previous owner’s ill health, the trees had been neglected and required proper pruning, feeding and bringing back into shape.
The basic elements of bonsai are there and the maple has a large and impressive trunk.
The lady and her family were delighted that the trees were going to bonsai enthusiasts, and we hope to plot the progress and change to the trees over a period of time through reports on the club web site. The pictures are the beginning of the trees journey, starting in April through to May 2011 and updates of their progress will follow as work begins on the trees.