Be On The Lookout (BOLO)
From Rick Dawsey
The kingsville pictured here was taken from my home in Marietta recently. The picture is from March of this year. It is approximately 12” tall from the soil. I would appreciate it if you see the tree to please call me at 770-656-1717 or rickdawsey@ToolPro.com.
Congratulations to our club members which have recently won awards.
Brad Foresyth’s Kiyo Hime Japanese maple won the Finest Classical Bonsai at the National show in Rochester
Adair Martin’s shimpaku juniper won Best in Show for an Individual at the Carolina Bonsai Exposition
Atlanta Koi Show and Bonsai Exhibition
We had a great showing with our friends at the Koi Club. We had a nice area for the exhibition plus three sales tables and an information table. We gave out lots of cards, information, and made new friends.
We had over a dozen specimen trees and several suiseki stones. Many volunteers worked the show and spread the word on things bonsai. Thanks to Jack Evans, Glenn Till, Curt Howard, Sam Luc, and Brownlee Currey.
Special thanks to our hosts from the Atlanta Koi Club. It was a wonderful show. We had a great time and will be back next year.
Early Borer sightings
If you see anything like this picture (little saw dust tubes) on your trees; you have borers. They can be deadly if left untreated. They can do great damage in a couple of days.
One effective treatment is Bonide 941 systemic insect spray concentrate. A systemic spray is your best bet since the little beasties are inside the tree and protected by bark. Check with Mark Kirkpatrick or Mike Tsurutis for additional information.