Maple / Deciduous Session I

This workshop will focus on developing improved surface roots (nebari) on your Maple (or other deciduous tree).  We will cover techniques used in nebari development including root grafting as well as other root ramification techniques including proper repotting.  The morning begins with a lecture and handouts, followed by hands on work on your own trees. If you do not have a maple to work on, but would like to take the class, one can be borrowed or purchased (depending on availability).

This workshop is geared to helping the participants improve the health and appearance of their tree’s nebari and therefore it is of benefit to both beginner and experienced bonsai enthusiasts.

Tools to bring include aluminum wire, wire cutters, bonsai pliers, sphagnum moss, sharp scissors (for root and branch), concave cutters, root hooks, root cutters, sickle and bent nose tweezers.  If your tree would benefit from being placed on a board, a one square foot piece of plywood would be handy to have, as well as nails / screws, hammer and power screwdriver.  We usually have wood, screws, nails and power screwdriver available for you if you do not bring it. You are welcome to bring more than one tree; as much work will be completed as time permits.

The class starts promptly at 9:00 AM so please arrive early.  We will begin with an in depth lecture followed by hands on work. The workshop is all day with a break for lunch. You may join us in ordering lunch or feel free to bring your own. The cost of the workshop is $75 – prepayment in full reserves your spot as classroom size is limited.  If a reservation is cancelled with less than one week notice, and we are unable to fill the seat, a refund may not be provided.