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Author:  Will Heath [ Thu Apr 26, 2007 4:45 am ]
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NA045 - USA
Silverberry (Elaeagnus)
Height: 21 inches, 53.34 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 4
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 6
Judge Robert Steven Scored 3
Total Points: 13
Comments:
?Nice styling, but need more maturity" - Budi Sulistyo
?Need refinement on the ramification." - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Thu Apr 26, 2007 4:53 am ]
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NA046 - USA
Kingsville Boxwood (Buxus microphylla compacta var. Kingsvillle)
Height: 24 inches, 60.96 cm
Pot: Natural Slate
Categories: Best Overall Forest, Saikei, Penjing, or Planted on Rock Bonsai and Best North American Forest, Saikei, Penjing, or Planted on Rock Bonsai.

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Artist: Mike Page
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 5
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 4
Judge Robert Steven Scored 2
Total Points: 11
Comments:
?Nice creation, but too plain" - Budi Sulistyo
?Demonstrating the rock?not the trees?" - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Sat Apr 28, 2007 12:25 am ]
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NA047 - USA
Olive (Olea europaea)
Height: 4.5 inches, 11.43 cm
Pot: Dick Ryerson
Categories: Best Overall Shohin Bonsai and Best North American Shohin Bonsai.

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Artist: Mike Page
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 4
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 6
Judge Robert Steven Scored 2
Total Points: 12
Comments:
?Nice, but needs more ramification" - Budi Sulistyo
?Too young?" - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Sat Apr 28, 2007 12:36 am ]
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NA048 - USA
Willow Leaf Ficus (Ficus nerifolia)
Height: 6.5 inches, 16.51 cm
Pot: Sara Rayner
Categories: Best Overall Shohin Bonsai and Best North American Shohin Bonsai.

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Artist: Rob Kempinski
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 6
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 7
Judge Robert Steven Scored 7
Total Points: 20
Comments:
?Nice shohin" - Budi Sulistyo
?Very nice in its size." - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Mon Apr 30, 2007 12:27 am ]
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NA049 - USA
Pyracantha (Pyracantha angustifolia)
Height: 28 inches, 71.12 cm
Pot: Korea (Tongrea)
Categories: Best Overall Bonsai and Best North American Bonsai.

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Artist: Al Keppler
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 5
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 6
Judge Robert Steven Scored 7
Total Points: 18
Comments:
?Need more ramification. A nice style, though." - Budi Sulistyo
?Looks very natural?" - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Mon Apr 30, 2007 12:30 am ]
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NA050 - USA
Korean Hornbeam (Carpinus turczaninovii)
Height: 6 inches, 15.24 cm
Pot: Japanese
Categories: Best Overall Shohin Bonsai and Best North American Shohin Bonsai.

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Artist: Al Keppler
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 2
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 6
Judge Robert Steven Scored 3
Total Points: 11
Comments:
?Nice style" - Budi Sulistyo
?Too young?" - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Mon Apr 30, 2007 12:32 am ]
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NA051 - USA
Korean Hornbeam (Carpinus turczaninovii)
Height: 5 inches, 12.70 cm
Pot: Japan 'Yozan'
Categories: Best Overall Shohin Bonsai and Best North American Shohin Bonsai.

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Artist: Al Keppler
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 2
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 5
Judge Robert Steven Scored 3
Total Points: 10
Comments:
?Nice, but need more time to train the proper branches" - Budi Sulistyo
?Still young?" - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Mon Apr 30, 2007 12:32 am ]
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NA052 - USA
Shimpaku (Juniperus chinensis 'Shimpaku')
Height: 7 inches, 17.78 cm
Pot: Gary Wood, USA
Categories: Best Overall Shohin Bonsai and Best North American Shohin Bonsai.

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Artist: Al Keppler
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 3
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 5
Judge Robert Steven Scored 3
Total Points: 11
Comments:
?Just average" - Budi Sulistyo
?Looks young?" - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Tue May 01, 2007 2:26 pm ]
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NA053 - Mexico
Ibuki Juniper (Juniperus procumbins nana)
Height: 18 inches, 45 cm
Pot: Natural Driftwood
Categories: Best Overall Bonsai and Best North American Bonsai.

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Artist: Enrique Casta?o
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 4
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 6
Judge Robert Steven Scored 2
Total Points: 12
Comments:
?Nice idea" - Budi Sulistyo
?I don?t see the design?" - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Tue May 01, 2007 2:29 pm ]
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NA054 - Mexico
Black Olive (Bucida spinosa)
Height: 9.5 inches, 24 cm
Pot: Czech Republic
Categories: Best Overall Shohin Bonsai and Best North American Shohin Bonsai.

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Artist: Enrique Casta?o
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 4
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 5
Judge Robert Steven Scored 3
Total Points: 12
Comments:
?Too crowded and out of balance" - Budi Sulistyo
?The movement is covered by the heavy foliage." - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Tue May 01, 2007 2:31 pm ]
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NA055 - Mexico
Mexican hunny Tsi sil che (Gymnopodium floribundum)
Height: 36 inches, 91 cm
Pot: Mexico
Categories: Best Overall Forest, Saikei, Penjing, or Planted on Rock Bonsai and Best North American Forest, Saikei, Penjing, or Planted on Rock Bonsai.

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Artist: Enrique Casta?o
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 4
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 5
Judge Robert Steven Scored 3
Total Points: 12
Comments:
?Good idea, but too crowded" - Budi Sulistyo
?I don?t see the tree?" - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Tue May 01, 2007 2:34 pm ]
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NA056 - Mexico
Juniper Mapachita (Juniperus chinensis)
Height: 9.5 inches, 23 cm
Pot: Chinese
Categories: Best Overall Shohin Bonsai and Best North American Shohin Bonsai.

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Artist: Enrique Casta?o
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 4
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 6
Judge Robert Steven Scored 3
Total Points: 13
Comments:
?Nice composition" - Budi Sulistyo
?The overall design is not integrated." - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Tue May 01, 2007 2:41 pm ]
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NA057 - USA
Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens)
Height: 8 inches, 20.32 cm
Pot: Dick Ryerson
Categories: Best Overall Shohin Bonsai and Best North American Shohin Bonsai.

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Artist: Mike Page
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 1
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 3
Judge Robert Steven Scored 2
Total Points: 6
Comments:
?Not mature yet" - Budi Sulistyo
?I don?t see the tree." - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Wed May 02, 2007 5:38 pm ]
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NA058 - USA
Kingsville Boxwood (Buxus microphylla compacta var. Kingsville)
Height: 24 inches, 60.96 cm
Pot: Japanese
Categories: Best Overall Forest, Saikei, Penjing, or Planted on Rock Bonsai and Best North American Forest, Saikei, Penjing, or Planted on Rock Bonsai.

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Artist: Mike Page
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 4
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 7
Judge Robert Steven Scored 4
Total Points: 15
Comments:
?Shallower pot will be better" - Budi Sulistyo
?Need better refinement on the trees? details." - Robert Steven

Author:  Will Heath [ Sun May 06, 2007 11:56 pm ]
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NA059 - USA
Trident Maple (Acer buergerianum)
Height: 7 inches, 17.78 cm
Pot: Tokoname "Tatamoto"
Categories: Best Overall Shohin Bonsai and Best North American Shohin Bonsai.

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Artist: Al Keppler
Judge Min Hsuan Lo Scored 3
Judge Budi Sulistyo Scored 5
Judge Robert Steven Scored 4
Total Points: 12
Comments:
?Just average" - Budi Sulistyo
?Will be a nice bonsai if better refinement on the branches? structure." - Robert Steven

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