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Author:  Will Heath [ Tue Sep 15, 2009 3:01 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Conifer Category Entries

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Juniper (Juniperus procumbens) 31 inches / 78 cm
Accent: Yellow Corydalis (Pseudofumaria lutea)
Pot: Derek Aspinall (UK)
Categories: Conifer

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Morten Albek - Denamrk

Judge Warren Hill scored 4
Judge Guy Guidry scored 5
Judge Andy Rutledge scored 2
Total score 10
Average score 3.33

Judge Comments:

"Good treatment of thin trunk with awkward line!" - Guy Guidry

"Same image as #069 (display category): The juniper is poor material." - Andy Rutledge

Author:  Will Heath [ Wed Sep 16, 2009 11:31 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Conifer Category Entries

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Mugo Pine (Pinus Mugo)
Height: 30 in, 75 cm
Pot: Gabriele Wirth
Categories: Conifer

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Walter Pall - Germany

Judge Warren Hill scored 7
Judge Guy Guidry scored 7
Judge Andy Rutledge scored 7
Total score 21
Average score 7

Judge Comments:

"Very classical bonsai. Great base with very good taper. In a few years, when the top catches up with the powerful base this will be a wonderful tree." - Guy Guidry

"A nice image is presented here, but the soil has not been prepared for show. The canopy is a bit too wide for this small a trunk (mostly the #1 right branch)." - Andy Rutledge

Author:  Will Heath [ Thu Sep 17, 2009 12:05 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Conifer Category Entries

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Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens)
Height: 16 in, 41 cm
Pot: Japanese
Categories: Conifer

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Mike Page - USA

Judge Warren Hill scored 1
Judge Guy Guidry scored 4
Judge Andy Rutledge scored 2
Total score 7
Average score 2.33

Judge Comments:

"Tree has lots of potential. Its beauty needs to be brought out threw styling!" - Guy Guidry

"This tree should not be shown for another 10 years." - Andy Rutledge

Author:  Will Heath [ Thu Sep 17, 2009 12:08 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Conifer Category Entries

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European Larch (Larix decidua)
Height: 22 in, 55 cm
Pot: Ondřej Plšek (CZ)
Categories: Conifer

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Lukáš Sirotný - Czech Republic

Judge Warren Hill scored 3
Judge Guy Guidry scored 4
Judge Andy Rutledge scored 2
Total score 9
Average score 3

Judge Comments:

"Straight line is hard to overcome! Needs refinement and development to bring out beauty. TIME" - Guy Guidry

Author:  Will Heath [ Thu Sep 17, 2009 12:12 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Conifer Category Entries

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European Spruce (Norway Spruce) (Picea abies)
Height: 24 in, 60 cm
Pot: Isabelia (CZ)
Categories: Conifer

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Lukáš Sirotný - Czech Republic

Judge Warren Hill scored 4
Judge Guy Guidry scored 7
Judge Andy Rutledge scored 4
Total score 15
Average score 5

Judge Comments:

"Bottom looks old, top looks new. In a few years this will be a great tree! Top needs a little maturity!" - Guy Guidry

Author:  Will Heath [ Mon Sep 21, 2009 2:30 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Conifer Category Entries

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European Spruce (Picea abies)
Height: 22 in, 56 cm
Pot: Brian Albright (UK)
Categories: Conifer

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Marinko Beg - Belgium

Judge Warren Hill scored 5
Judge Guy Guidry scored 7
Judge Andy Rutledge scored 4
Total score 16
Average score 5.33

Judge Comments:

"Very powerful for a thin trunk! Excellent use of available branches! Great line! Very subtle." - Guy Guidry

"No roots and no front-to-back dimension" - Andy Rutledge

Author:  Will Heath [ Mon Sep 21, 2009 2:36 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Conifer Category Entries

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Needle Juniper (Juniperus rigida)
Height: 23 in, 59 cm
Pot: Brian Albright (UK)
Categories: Conifer

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Marinko Beg - Belgium

Judge Warren Hill scored 6
Judge Guy Guidry scored 6
Judge Andy Rutledge scored 5
Total score 17
Average score 5.67

Judge Comments:

"as tree develops , grows pot will work nicely. Tree will be very good in more (time)." - Guy Guidry

"Clunky pot and poor slab/stand. The branching illustrates great weakness of the lower extremity – should be as strong as the top or should be removed." - Andy Rutledge

Author:  Will Heath [ Mon Sep 21, 2009 2:39 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Conifer Category Entries

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Mountain Pine (Pinus mugo)
Height: 8 in, 21 cm
Pot: Ibigawa stone
Categories: Conifer

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Marinko Beg - Belgium

Judge Warren Hill scored 6
Judge Guy Guidry scored 9
Judge Andy Rutledge scored 7
Total score 22
Average score 7.33

Judge Comments:

"Incredible Tree! A very powerful statement in such a little space! You can feel the wind blowing cold! Looks natural .With A little more development this will be a real Masterpiece!" - Guy Guidry

"Beautiful composition of tree/stone/pot/surface. Terrible stand." - Andy Rutledge

Author:  Will Heath [ Mon Sep 21, 2009 3:52 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Conifer Category Entries

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Minorcan juniper (Juniperus phoenicaea var. turbinata)
Height: 39 in, 98 cm
Pot: Tokoname
Categories: Conifer

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Antoni Payeras - Spain

Judge Warren Hill scored 7
Judge Guy Guidry scored 8
Judge Andy Rutledge scored 7
Total score 22
Average score 7.33

Judge Comments:

"The dead wood reveals many years of stress. The loupe at the end of the story could be disguised with a little foliage." - Guy Guidry

"Poor placement in the pot ruins an otherwise stunning presentation and nicely prepared tree." - Andy Rutledge

Author:  Will Heath [ Mon Sep 28, 2009 1:25 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Conifer Category Entries

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Árbol de la vida (Thuja orientalis)
Height: 24 in, 60 cm
Pot: Japanese
Categories: Conifer

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Martín C. Rodríguez Pérez - Islas Canarias, España (Spain)

Judge Warren Hill scored 3
Judge Guy Guidry scored 4
Judge Andy Rutledge scored 3
Total score 10
Average score 3.33

Judge Comments:

"In time!" - Guy Guidry

"Too large pot. There should be branches on all sides." - Andy Rutledge

Author:  Will Heath [ Mon Sep 28, 2009 1:37 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Conifer Category Entries

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Juniperus Sabina (Juniperus sabina)
Height: 18 in, 45 cm
Pot: Orçun Okul
Categories: Conifer

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Orçun Okul - İzmir/Turkei (Turkey)

Judge Warren Hill scored 2
Judge Guy Guidry scored 3
Judge Andy Rutledge scored 1
Total score 6
Average score 2

Judge Comments:

"Nice pot." - Guy Guidry

Author:  Will Heath [ Mon Sep 28, 2009 1:49 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Conifer Category Entries

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Japanese White Pine (Pinus pentaphylla)
Height: 28 in, 70 cm
Pot: Tokoname
Categories: Conifer

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Walter Pall - Germany

Judge Warren Hill scored 5
Judge Guy Guidry scored 10
Judge Andy Rutledge scored 5
Total score 20
Average score 6.67

Judge Comments:

"The fantastic base gives rise to an equally powerful trunk that peaks in and out of the very healthy short needles. This tree is a masterpiece! PRETTY DAMN GOOD!" - Guy Guidry

"Nice material nicely prepared, but the apex is going the wrong direction. The soil should have been prepared for show." - Andy Rutledge

Author:  Will Heath [ Wed Sep 30, 2009 12:13 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Conifer Category Entries

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Chamaecyparis obtusa (Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Nana Gracilis')
Height: 28 in, 76 cm
Pot: Tokoname
Categories: Conifer

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Ed van der Reek - The Netherlands

Judge Warren Hill scored 6
Judge Guy Guidry scored 8
Judge Andy Rutledge scored 4
Total score 18
Average score 6

Judge Comments:

"Tree has a very poetic presence for this species. Difficult style to pull off so convincingly! Very nice!" - Guy Guidry

"A nicely prepared tree badly presented – bad placement on stand. Completely off-balance." - Andy Rutledge

Author:  Will Heath [ Thu Oct 01, 2009 12:21 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Conifer Category Entries

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Colorado Blue Spruce (Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Nana Gracilis')
Height: 36 in, 91 cm
Pot: Sara Rayner
Categories: Conifer

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Vance Wood - USA

Judge Warren Hill scored 4
Judge Guy Guidry scored 6
Judge Andy Rutledge scored 3
Total score 13
Average score 4.33

Judge Comments:

"In a few years and a little more refinement this tree will become more impressive!" - Guy Guidry

"Branches need work." - Andy Rutledge

Author:  Will Heath [ Thu Oct 01, 2009 12:24 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Conifer Category Entries

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Shimpaku Juniper (Juniperus chinensis 'Shimpaku')
Height: 10 in, 25 cm
Pot: Chinese
Categories: Conifer

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Vance Wood - USA

Judge Warren Hill scored 2
Judge Guy Guidry scored 4
Judge Andy Rutledge scored 3
Total score 9
Average score 3

Judge Comments:

"Once the jins are refined and preserved and the tree gets another wiring it will have real potential! A smaller pot would more suiting." - Guy Guidry

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