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Bonsai A to Z Challenge

Challenging the Bonsai A to Z entry for Judging Criteria.

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Existing Bonsai A To Z Entry for Judging Criteria

Judging Criteria

 - (Bonsai Exhibitions)
Judging Criteria - Bonsai Bonsai Exhibitions Bonsai Care

There are several key aspects which are considered in judging a 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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There are 818 entries in the A to Z and the pages have been viewed 5885191 times. Help us to increase the number of relevant bonsai terms included in this A to Z of Bonsai Terms. We include manufacturers and dealers in the dictionary, if you are one or know of one not mentioned then just click the link above and add an entry. If you have a favourite bonsai tree not mentioned just add an entry. We are trying to create a unique single free source for all bonsai terms and hope to capture worldwide bonsai terms for bonsai trees, bonsai clubs associations and national collections and the A to Z is free marketing for bonsai businesses and bonsai clubs.

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