Promoting the art of Bonsai in Northern Ireland

Tree 1: Common Beech


dscf7905Tree Species: Common Beech ( Fagus sylvatica)

Owner: Josh Reynolds Founding member of NIBS

Potter if Known: Chinese

History: This impressive tree was collected back in 1995 during a club collecting trip. It was growing as a full size tree in a Park at the top of the Malone Road in Belfast. Josh selected the tree for it’s strong base and did a major chop a few feet up the trunk removing over 30 + feet of tree. The tree was then worked in the open ground in Josh’s garden on and off for 10 plus years before making it permanently into a proper bonsai pot.


The tree was selected for Bonsai30 both for it’s impressive image and quality but it also shows some of our club history and showcases a tree from a founding member. Josh has several other top quality Beech Bonsai, any one of which would be good enough to be included within the Bonsai 30 Exhibition.

More info on Josh HERE

Tree in Autumn colour

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The tree back in 2001josh-tokonoma-2001

Tree back in 2000josh-beech