Vaughn Banting; Artist, Adventurer & Friend 4/3/09


Two of Vaughn Banting’s beautiful maple bonsai in a memorial evening display.

The following is from the NBF Winter 2008 Bulletin:

Vaughn Banting, a long-time member of the National Bonsai Foundation Board of Directors and an ardent supporter of the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum, died in New Orleans, Louisiana on October 11, 2008 after a brief illness. A garden designer and horticulturist, a war veteran and adventurist, a bonsai artist and haiku writer, a teacher and friend, he possessed an undaunted spirit that gave hope to all who knew him.

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4 thoughts on “Vaughn Banting; Artist, Adventurer & Friend

  1. Wayne –

    The trees at the arboretum are wonderful. I’m pretty sure that the trees displayed in the memorial are not maples. The one on the left is a bald cypress, and the one on the right is an American sweetgum. Both are great trees (saw them yesterday). The memorial display is nice. Thanks for sharing it.

  2. Ooops! This is a little embarrasing. You’d think I’d know better than to try to identify trees that I can barely see. Oh well, thanks for the head’s up Christian.

  3. No problem. Thanks for all the techniques you share here. It’s nice to have many different blogs that approach somewhat different angles on the subject.

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