Modern day bonsai professional profile: Bjorn Bjorholm


Bjorn Bjorholm is one of the most known bonsai professionals alive today. He has been called the Brad Pitt of bonsai. He travels the world doing bonsai demos and workshops at all the top bonsai shows and gatherings.

In late 2013 I discovered Bjorn’s video series “The Bonsai Art of Japan” that he made during the six years that he apprenticed under Master Keiichi Fujikawa at Kouka-en bonsai nursery in Osaka, Japan.

I spent a lot of time reading up on bonsai techniques and one book after the other I just could not find any good information on bonsai. I then started to search you tube for videos. Once again I found a lot of videos but none of them helped me. That was until I stumbled onto Bjorn’s videos. Back then he called this you tube site Bjorvala Bonsai Studios. Here is on of the videos from the previous…

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Adam Lavigne on Instagram: “What do you think is the best front? I know it’s a subtle difference in all the pics but let’s have your opinions, with reasons, of course.…”

Tool-kit for wader conservation


andyhayDecades of drainage and agricultural intensification have caused huge declines in numbers of breeding waders in the lowland wet-grasslands of Western Europe. Although we were already well aware of these problems by 1995, and farmland prescriptions have been used to try to arrest the declines since then, we have still lost nearly half of Britain’s breeding Lapwing in the last twenty years. Even on nature reserves and in sympathetically-managed wet-grassland, it has proved hard to boost the number of chicks produced. Why is this and what else is there that can be done?

bouThis is a summary of a presentation by Professor Jennifer Gill of the University of East Anglia and Dr Jen Smart of RSPB, delivered at the BOU’s Grassland Workshop (IOC Vancouver, 2018).

There are five key techniques in the tool-kit used by conservationists trying to support breeding waders:

  • Make the site attractive to waders
  • Manage predator numbers

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Bonsai 2018 Global Market Key Players – The Bonsai Company, Bonsai Design, Loder Bonsai BV, Bonsai Network Japan, Bonsai outlet -Analysis And Forecast To 2025

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Wiseguyreports.Com Adds “Bonsai –Global Market Demand, Growth, Opportunities, Manufacturers, Analysis of Top Key Players and Forecast to 2025” To Its Research Database.

This report researches the worldwide Bonsai market size (value, capacity, production and consumption) in key regions like North America, Europe, Asia Pacific (China, Japan) and other regions.
This study categorizes the global Bonsai breakdown data by manufacturers, region, type and application, also analyzes the market status, market share, growth rate, future trends, market drivers, opportunities and challenges, risks and entry barriers, sales channels, distributors and Porter’s Five Forces Analysis.

Global Bonsai market size will increase to Million US$ by 2025, from Million US$ in 2017, at a CAGR of during the forecast period. In this study, 2017 has been considered as the base year and 2018 to 2025 as the forecast period to estimate the market size for Bonsai.

This report focuses on…

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Bonsai Market Insights, Trends, Outlook, and Opportunity 2018 – 2025

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The report gives the clear picture of current Bonsai Market scenario and the predicted future of the industry. The report focuses on the basis of market drivers, restraints, growth, trends and forecast for the period of 2018-2025. In addition, the report also maps the market performance by value chain analysis which will help in better product differentiation along with the analysis of each segment in terms of opportunity, market attractiveness index and growth rate.

The report Bonsai Market by Key players highlights the essential market dynamics of Bonsai Market sector. The efficiency of this segment has been studied deeply along with the noteworthy challenges and forthcoming growth opportunities and prospective. The report focuses in decision making abilities and supports to make effective counter strategies in order to achieve competitive advantage. Current market scenario of the segment and forecasts of the market situation have also been bounded in this market report.

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Leinster Bonsai Club Autumn/Winter Group Sessions

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I’m delighted to have been invited back to the Leinster Bonsai Club to run another 6 group sessions starting in October and running through the Winter to March 2019. These sessions are being tailored to the requests for the club members and will include hands on workshops as well as an in depth  look at repotting, wiring, design etc.

Session are being held once a month on a Sunday starting at 10am in Mounttown Community Centre, Mounttown. Dates below:

21st October /18th November/16th December/20th January/17th February/10th March.

This fast growing club is open to new members and welcomes new faces at meetings. If you are interested in signing up for these 6 sessions,  CONTACT THEM HERE.

Here’s a few snaps from last Winters sessions.

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