During the May meeting the annual Nick Jacob's trophy competition was held. The trophy is awarded for the best member's tree as voted for by member's of the club present at the meeting. Tree's have to have been styled by members from seed, nursery stock or collected material, professionally styled material is not allowed to be entered.
The trophy is awarded in memory of Nick Jacob's former chairman of the Society.
The competition was strong this year, and the winning tree was a Blaaw's juniper owned by Mark Kerry. Congratulations!
As well as the trophy competition, members were also given the chance to photograph their trees using the kindly donated cameras, tripods, tables and lighting brought by Derek, Dave and Mark.
Alongside all of this a regular workshop was also held where members worked on their own trees and sought advice from some of the more experienced members of the club.