Sydney City Bonsai Club produces an informative newsletter each month.
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- September – Air Layering, pots and pottery
- August – Grewia (Lavender Star) styling & To do’s
- July – Green Square Fest Stand, Bonsai talk at Inner W. Neighbourhood Aid
- June – Jade tree bonsai, When NOT to prune
- May – Easter Show happenings, Leptospermum styling
- April – Bonsai World Excursion, Air Layering perspectives, Shallow training pot ideas
- March – SCBC Life Members, From a sow’s ear to a silk purse
- Feb – Cleredendron Restyle, Building a big bonsai turntable
- October – Air layering, Clip and Grow, Lemon scented tea tree
- September – Melaleuca styling discussion, Bonsai growing stands
- May – Accent plants and Leptospermum
- April – Easter Show review, Naming Trees
- March – Styling? Consider the angles & The life and times of #43
- February – Matching Pot to Tree, Easter Show arrangements, Things to do late summer.
- December – Trash or Treasure? Website feedback sought. Our Facebook page.
- November – Melaleuca workings, Sergeants Juniper, and debates around whether to wire in or not.
- October – Experiences with Eucalypts, Wisteria as bonsai and handy tool hints.
- September – Working to improve your elm. A tale of two figs.
- August – Working on nebari and developing roots.
- July – Next virtual competition, Fertiliser facts and the club goes on Facebook
- June – Virtual competition, Winter bonsai task, Creating a bonsai landscape
- May – Virtual bonsai exhibition & Bonsai in a funk?…change things up
- April – Covid Club News and March Meeting Juniper Style-off
- March – Black Pine care and styling & Meeting news
- February – Wound care & repair, Shohin – Japanese Maple Refinement, and Tracking Tips… when did you repot that tree?
Newsletters – 2019
- December – Member trees 2019, Summer Survival, Selecting Bonsai Stock, Root Over Rock and Black Pine Diary – Summer
- November – Bonsai Propagation Tips, Stages in Bonsai Development… what to do when and ‘Bonsai Tonight’ blog -bonsai development ideas.
- October – Central Coast Bonsai Open, Pruning Why’s and How’s, Jamie’s Spring Japanese Black Pine Diary and Rust in Figs
- September – Clinton Nesci, Kunio Kobayashi works on Red Pine, Bonsai Masters Discussion
- August – Repotting, Fujikawa Restyles Juniper, Hood Brothers at 2019 BBTH
- July – Mr Fujikawa, Structural Wiring, Australian Native Myths & Misconceptions
- June – AABC, Australian Natives, Ryan Neil, Leptospermum, Corky Bark Elm
- May – Royal Easter Show, Bonsai Soil Mixes, Melaleuca Rags to Riches
- April – National Arboretum Bonsai Week, Juniper & Corky Bark Elm Styling, Autumn Tips
- March – Soil & Plant Nutrition, Root Care for Collected Tree, Autumn Pine Diary
- February – Leptospermum Bonsai, Showing Bonsai at the RAS, Lazarus Juniper
Newsletters – 2018
- December – Landscape Penjing, Mid Summer Pine Diary, Landscape rocks, Summer Bonsai Survival tips
- November – Demystifying Black Pines
- October – Bonsai to Penjing, Spruce styling, Organise your tools & wire
- September – Wisteria tips, Azalea story, When to work on different species
- August – Black Pine styling, Leptospermum, 2018 AABC Bonsai Exhibition, Root Pruning Tips
- July – Bonsai by the Harbour Persian Ironwood, Using a stone for a pot, Striking Cuttings, Leptospermum Cardwell Styling
- June – Choosing the right pot, Bonsai as Art
- May – Australian natives as bonsai, Styling a special red pine
- April – Preparing to attend a bonsai workshop, Fig Restyling, Root pruning challenge
- March – Rapid development techniques (root and trunk), Saotome Development, Faux rock creation
- February – Lantana Yamadori, Principles for growing bonsai stock, Developing a deciduous informal upright
Newsletters – 2017
- December – Root over rock technique, Privet raft, Creating landscapes
- November – Accent Plants, Art of watering, Azaleas
- October – Black pine styling and repotting, Branch splitting, Revitalising figs
- September – Tree Horticulture, Juniper styling, Creating a clay pot, Privet repotting
- August – Group Planting 2017 AABC, Shortening black pine needles, Unusual bonsai (Jade, Kumquat, Minuture Holly)
- July – Shohins & Mame How & Why, Black Pine Re-styling AABC, Melaleuca Styling
- June – Melaleuca raphiophylla Styling AABC, Elm evolution demands a restyling, Matching pot to style, Fertiliser vs Seaweed tonics
- May – Basic Styling for Beginners, 2017 Royal Easter Show, Extreme Bending of Australian Native
- April – Bonsai for Beginners – Part II, Juniper & Oak Progression, Sequoia Reworking
- March – Bonsai for Beginners – Part III Getting to the Root of the Subject, Hard Cut to Victory Clerodendron, Styling hints
- February – Pyracantha Resurrection, Emergency Repair – Snapped Branches, Shari – Live veins & deadwood
Newsletters – 2016
- December – Grafting thread and side, Holiday Maintenance Must Do’s, Trunk to height aesthetic ratios
- November – Fusing trunks, Shohins, Taipei Bonsai book review, Dealing with ‘Fig Rust’
- October – Andrew Edge styles an Agonis flexuosa at the Tops Weekend, Jack Lin Taiwanese Bonsai Master drops in, Fig Styling by Min Hsuan Lo & Polystyrene Stones
- September – Naoki Maeoka Workshop Bonsai South, Repotting, A Trident and 2.5 Years, Bonsai Deadwood by Francis Jeker – book review, Moss Spring Cleaning &+ Group Planting Tips
- August – Concrete Pot Construction, AABC 2016 Grant Bowie Restyles a Japanese Black Pine, Melaleuca Styling by Quentin Valentine
- July – Clinton Neski Restyling Junipers, Shohins at Bonsai by the Harbour & Exposed Root Bonsai
- June – Styling Tips – Robert Stevens 2016 AABC, AABC Report, Juniper – Mass to mini & Huon Pines
- May – Tips To Up Your Bonsai Game, How to Select Stock, Working Roots – Japanese Maple, Eriocephalus Africanus, Autumn Pine Work & Root Grafting
- April – SCBC at the Sydney Royal Easter Show, Sample Guide for Judging, When to Root Prune Australian Natives & Restyling a Juniper
- March – Another Method for Transplanting Eucalypts, Potting Mix Lowdown & 2016 Chinese Friendship Garden competition.
- February – Making a Driftwood Bonsai (Sharimiki & Tanuki), Clerodendrum (Clerodendron) Restyle, New Style Jinning Tool & Callistemon Tips