Dwarf Hinoki Cypress workshop


Dwarf Hinoki Cypress or False Cypress is native to Japan. This evergreen conifer displays flattened, fan like foliage and a trunk that develops an attractive shredding reddish-brown bark with age.  Hinoki Cypress like full sun and are considered easy to wire, but branches may take a while to set.   The material for this class has been hand selected by Owen Reich, and has plenty of branches.  The class focus will be on primary structural wiring and thinning of the trees for an overall sustainable design.  All skill levels welcome.
Owen Reich is the PSBS 2017 guest bonsai master.  Owen apprenticed for two years at Kouka-en in Japan under Keiichi Fujikawa.  Upon his return to the USA he turned his focus to writing and teaching the art of bonsai.  His self-described teaching style is "laid back and practical" and his philosophy is "the most important thing when working with bonsai is that this activity should be fun."

Instructor: Owen Reich
Notes: Limit 8
Supplies: Price includes materials. Students are asked to bring in what tools they have on hand. Extra tools will be provided by Prairie State.
* material selection is by lottery drawing

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Schedule and Location

Saturday, August 5, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Thornhill Education Center

Fees and Admission

Nonmembers: Fees include admission to the Arboretum. 

$250.00 member
$260.00 nonmember

Registration Information

CALL: 630-719-2468 (or to be waitlisted)
IN PERSON: Stop by the Visitor Center during open hours.

(PSBS members please call the registrar to receive the member rate
630-719-2468 (Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)