After the usual notices several of the members gave very interesting short talks on the use of native trees as bonsai.

Trees covered included Kowhai, Kahikatia, Totara, Coprosma, Beech, Corokia and Titoki.

April also saw our annual trip to Auckland. This year we visited the collections of Peter Clendon, Lindsay Muirhead and Louis Buckingham and finished up by emptying our wallets at Bonsai NZ. A very good trip.