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Author:  Will Heath [ Wed Mar 14, 2007 4:28 pm ]
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NA015 - USA
Apple (Malus)
Height: 24 inches, 60.96 cm
Pot: Old Ogre of the Valley and Black Rose of Sharon
Categories: Best Overall Bonsai and Best North American Bonsai

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Artist: Nick Lenz
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 4
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 7
Judge Robert Steven Scored 4
Total Points: 15
Comments:
?Nice shape and good tapering tree, but need more ramifications." - Budi Sulistyo
?With more patience to let the branches grow thicker and better details, it will be very nice." - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Wed Mar 14, 2007 5:22 pm ]
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NA016 - USA
Korean Boxwood (Buxus microphylla koreana)
Height: 19.25 inches, 48.89 cm
Pot: Japanese
Categories: Best Overall Bonsai and Best North American Bonsai

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Artist: Fred Truck
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 1
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 4
Judge Robert Steven Scored 2
Total Points: 7
Comments:
?Too raw" - Budi Sulistyo
?Doesn?t look like a tree?" - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Sun Mar 18, 2007 12:53 am ]
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NA017 - USA
Japanese Boxwood (Buxus japonica)
Height: 22 inches, 55.88 cm
Pot: Japanese
Categories: Best Overall Bonsai and Best North American Bonsai

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Artist: Mike Page
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 5
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 5
Judge Robert Steven Scored 2
Total Points: 12
Comments:
?Need more maturity" - Budi Sulistyo
?Very artificial." - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Mon Mar 19, 2007 12:29 am ]
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NA018 - USA
Trident Maple (Acer buergerianum)
Height: 21 inches, 53.34 cm
Pot: Brook Keppler
Categories: Best Overall Bonsai and Best North American Bonsai

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Artist: Al Keppler
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 4
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 6
Judge Robert Steven Scored 7
Total Points: 17
Comments:
?Nice style, but need more maturity" - Budi Sulistyo
?Nice movement and nice design." - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Mon Mar 19, 2007 12:31 am ]
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NA019 - USA
Pyracantha (Pyracantha angustifolia)
Height: 16 inches, 40.64 cm
Pot: Japanese
Categories: Best Overall Bonsai and Best North American Bonsai

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Artist: Al Keppler
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 3
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 5
Judge Robert Steven Scored 6
Total Points: 14
Comments:
?Just average" - Budi Sulistyo
?The footage is not firm enough." - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Mon Mar 19, 2007 3:27 pm ]
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NA020 - USA
Korean Hornbeam (Carpinus turkzaninowii)
Height: 25 inches, 63.50 cm
Pot: Chinese
Categories: Best Overall Bonsai and Best North American Bonsai

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Artist: Melvyn Goldstein
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 7
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 8
Judge Robert Steven Scored 7
Total Points: 22
Comments:
?The powerful root .trunk& outline placement harmonize beautifully.." - Min Hsuan Lo
?A compact old tree image on the bonsai" - Budi Sulistyo
?Nice big tree looking." - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Wed Mar 21, 2007 5:04 pm ]
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NA021 - USA
Bougainvillea (Bougainvillea glabra)
Height: 10 inches, 25.40 cm
Pot: Chinese
Categories: Best Overall Bonsai and Best North American Bonsai

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Artist: Erik Wigert
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 1
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 5
Judge Robert Steven Scored 2
Total Points: 8
Comments:
?Nice style, but too raw" - Budi Sulistyo
?Looks young but not happy." - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Wed Mar 21, 2007 5:06 pm ]
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NA022 - USA
Bald Cypress (Taxodium distichum)
Height: 48 inches, 121.92 cm
Pot: Chinese
Categories: Best Overall Bonsai and Best North American Bonsai

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Artist: Erik Wigert
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 2
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 5
Judge Robert Steven Scored 2
Total Points: 9
Comments:
?Nice trunk, but too raw" - Budi Sulistyo
?Looks very young." - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Wed Mar 21, 2007 5:10 pm ]
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NA023 - USA
Ficus Rianne (Ficus rianne)
Height: 29 inches, 73.66 cm
Pot: Chinese
Categories: Best Overall Bonsai and Best North American Bonsai

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Artist: Erik Wigert
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 3
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 4
Judge Robert Steven Scored 3
Total Points: 10
Comments:
?Just average" - Budi Sulistyo
?The physical details have not reached the mature stage yet." - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Wed Mar 21, 2007 5:15 pm ]
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NA024 - USA
Nia (Neea buxifolia)
Height: 22 inches, 55.88 cm
Pot: Chinese
Categories: Best Overall Bonsai and Best North American Bonsai

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Artist: Erik Wigert
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 3
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 4
Judge Robert Steven Scored 3
Total Points: 10
Comments:
?Still in a topiary look" - Budi Sulistyo
?Too artificial foliage." - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Wed Mar 21, 2007 5:17 pm ]
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NA025 - USA
Buttonwood (Conocarpus erectus)
Height: 45 inches, 114.30 cm
Pot: Tokonome
Categories: Best Overall Bonsai and Best North American Bonsai

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Artist: Erik Wigert
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 3
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 3
Judge Robert Steven Scored 4
Total Points: 10
Comments:
?Too simple" - Budi Sulistyo
?Creative design, but the canopy is too formal to fit the overall idea, and the branch is too flat (horizontal) and looks separated." - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Fri Mar 23, 2007 4:54 pm ]
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NA026 - USA
Ibuki Juniper (Juniperus procumbens)
Height: 10 inches, 25.40 cm
Pot: Tokonome
Categories: Best Overall Shohin Bonsai and Best North American Shohin Bonsai

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Artist: Thomas J. Mozden
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 4
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 7
Judge Robert Steven Scored 5
Total Points: 16
Comments:
?Nice style, shallower pot will add the balance and beauty" - Budi Sulistyo
?Nice design, but the pot is too big." - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Fri Mar 23, 2007 4:56 pm ]
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NA027 - USA
Ibuki Juniper (Juniperus procumbens)
Height: 12 inches, 30.48 cm
Pot: Japanese
Categories: Best Overall Bonsai and Best North American Bonsai

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Artist: Thomas J. Mozden
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 5
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 5
Judge Robert Steven Scored 4
Total Points: 14
Comments:
?Too wide spread and complicated for a juniper" - Budi Sulistyo
?Too crowded?" - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Sat Mar 24, 2007 11:37 pm ]
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NA028 - USA
California Juniper (Juniperus californica)
Height: 38 inches, 96.52 cm
Pot: Sara Rayner
Categories: Best Overall Bonsai and Best North American Bonsai

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Artist: Mike Page
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 6
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 3
Judge Robert Steven Scored 3
Total Points: 12
Comments:
?Too raw. A deeper and larger pot will be better" - Budi Sulistyo
?The design doesn?t convey the horticultural message and the composition is poor." - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Tue Mar 27, 2007 9:47 am ]
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NA029 - USA
Florida Elm (Ulmus americanna floridanna)
Height: 30 inches, 76.20 cm
Pot: Sara Rayner
Categories: Best Overall Bonsai and Best North American Bonsai

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Artist: Rob Kempinski
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 5
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 5
Judge Robert Steven Scored 5
Total Points: 15
Comments:
?Just average" - Budi Sulistyo
?The apex looks separated from the trunk." - Robert Steven

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