Awarded to Bonsai of British Origin winner at Bonsai Europa 2015.
Named after my good friend ‘Harleyrider’ who died way too young, this is a perpetual award to UK artists who create Bonsai from native British trees as per the list below; the actual source of the tree is not an issue.
The definition of native British trees:
“True natives trees” are often defined as: Trees that colonised Britain during the time between the end of the ice age about 10,000 years ago and the formation of the Channel by the gradual expansion of ancient rivers, some thousands of years later.
Trees that came after the Channel had formed are generally called Naturalised.
Download the list of Native trees here: Steve Jackson award