Part I: Beech Design Puzzle

Originally posted on Michael Hagedorn:
This Japanese Beech, Fagus crenata, has been growing in a box for several years. It had some large cuts low on the trunk that needed to be less apparent, and the only way to do that really well is to grow a larger trunk. So…we grew the top of this tree vigorously, which allowed for some significant trunk caliper to… Continue reading Part I: Beech Design Puzzle

2016 Autumn Japan Bonsai Exploration– Part 3

Valavanis Bonsai Blog Daiju-en Bonsai Garden in Okazaki, Japan, is one of the most famous bonsai gardens in Japan because of the historical contributions of the Suzuki family. Established by Saichi Suzuki in the early 1900s the garden continued with his son Toshinori’s leadership. Now son and grandson Toru Suzuki operates the garden. Saichi Suzuki is responsible for the introduction and developmental techniques for the … Continue reading 2016 Autumn Japan Bonsai Exploration– Part 3

Poisoned to extinction: a bold new approach to saving Africa’s vultures | BirdLife

http://www.birdlife.org/africa/news/poisoned-extinction-bold-new-approach-saving-africas-vultures?utm_source=BirdLife+International+News+Notifications&utm_campaign=8e07bab1f1-Summary_news_notification&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_4122f13b8a-8e07bab1f1-131696773&goal=0_4122f13b8a-8e07bab1f1-131696773&mc_cid=8e07bab1f1&mc_eid=766054e2dd Continue reading Poisoned to extinction: a bold new approach to saving Africa’s vultures | BirdLife