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Cape Bonsai Kai September 2015 Newsletter

From the President

Trevor Venables

Dear CBK Member,

The signs of Spring are emerging and many trees are well into leaf, particularly the Elms. Potting of most deciduous trees is well in hand and evergreen trees can soon be potted.

Preparations for the ABC 4 are proceeding and the Organisers will be requiring assistance with various tasks.

All Clubs have been requested to provide volunteers to man the exhibition area for the days of the Convention.

Four volunteers per day are required and Cape Bonsai Kai has been allocated Friday 23 October for duties.

As we have 16 members registered for the Convention, volunteers for duty for the day are requested. Lunch will be provided and attendance at the tree critique session is included. Please contact me if you can assist on the day.

At the last meeting Peter Bruyns provided a most interesting demonstration on group plantings and we look forward to seeing the results of the extensive slate planting in due course. Thank you Peter for all your preparations and the presentation.

The next meeting will showcase Elms and we look forward to, as always, a thoroughly professional presentation by Freddie Bischoff who does wonders with ramification of elms.

Not to be missed - see you at the meeting.

Bonsai greetings

Cheers,

Trevor

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Random Bonsai Tip

To thicken thin branches make a cut just below the branch or a bud on the branch. The sugars produced in the leaves of the tree move down to the roots through the phloem, this flow of sap is interrupted by the cut and the accumulation of sugars above the cut increases the vigour as it is used by the bud, forcing it into action. As soon as the wound heals the normal sap flow resumes.