I'm the current acting vice-president of the club and have been training trees for approximately four years. I have always had a bit of a green thumb and when I stumbled across a Youtube video by Nigel Saunders, where he absolutely destroyed a lemon twig's roots, I was entranced. Later on, when I had the space, I started to try developing trees. My favorite tree that I've ever tried to develop was an ornamental black pearl pepper from seed. I am planning to do more of them this spring. Currently, my collection consists of some maples, junipers, a boxwood, a Ginko, some jades, a pomegranate, a hornbeam, a plum, an elm, and a Fukien tea. All of these are nowhere near ready for my standard but should be in give or take 10 to 30 years.
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Current Quad City Bonsai role(s): Vice-President and Program Director