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Judging Criteria

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judging_bonsai_01.jpg image JUDGING CRITERIA -

There are several key aspects which are considered in judging a BONSAI>BONSAI in bonsai competitions.  The following list describes the key areas  which are usually individually weighted in "scoring" a tree, although at the end of the day significant personal interpretation and judgement is applied when considering these aspects :

- Overall artistic effect

- Trunk base and root spread

- Trunk structure, TAPER and BARK

- Precision of PRUNING, WIRING and pot position

- Presentation and health of tree and any UNDERPLANTING or moss.

- Miniaturisation of LEAVES

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