Florida Wins Big at 4th U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition

Florida Wins Big at 4th U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition

The 4th U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition was held in Rochester New York on September 12-13th and 18 Florida Exhibitors had trees there to show.  A total of 107 Exhibitors from 27 states showing 320 trees made an amazing contribution to the World Class event and the Largest U.S. Bonsai Exhibition.

Representing Florida were:

Bobby Block – Merritt Island |  Shirley Brink – Jacksonville  |  Aaron Buchler – Maimi  |  Robert Kempinski – Melbourne  |  Lunetta & Michael Knowlton – Venice  |  Michael Lane – Fort Myres  |  Louise Leister – Palm Coast  |  Hiram Macias – Miami  |  Mary Madison – Lake Placid  |  Dustin Mann – Smyrna Beach  |  Justin Michael – Fort Myres  |  Jason Osbourne – Port Charlotte  |  Reggie Perdue – Palm Bay  |  Paul Pikel – Orlando  |  Michael Rogers – Deland  |  Michael Sullivan – Cooper City  |  Johnson Teh – Miami  |  Julie Trigg – Sarasota  |  Ed Trout – Pembrook Pines

However Floridians did more then show up…

They Won!


  Puerto Rico Bonsai Federation Award

Finest Tropical Bonsai

Willow Leaf Fig

Aaron Bucher

Louise Leister Yoshimura Award

Finest Classical Bonsai

Japanese Black Pine

Louise Leister

Paul Pikel All American Award

Finest American Species in an American Container shown on an American Display Table


Paul Pikel

 Award Tree Photos By Bill Valavanis
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