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Trident Maple (Acer Buergerianum) Bonsai Workshop

Schedule and Location

Saturday Aug 3, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Thornhill Education Center

Fees and Registration

$150.00 member
$160.00 nonmember
(Fees include admission to the Arboretum)
BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 ( Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
$20.00 silent observer registration is by phone only.

Course Description

Trident Maples make excellent bonsai due to their small, three-lobed leaves with thick gnarly roots and a readily thickening trunk. In the fall the leaves turn from green to very attractive shades of red, orange and yellow. The trees for this workshop are in 3 gallon pots and boast a trunk about 1-1.5 inches in diameter and are about 24 inches tall. The focus on of this workshop will be on styling and wiring the tree. Care instructions will be included. All skill levels welcome.

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Linda Camp, bonsai artist

Linda is a member of our club and has been involved in Bonsai for over 20 years. She is the co-owner of BC Bonsai and has been leading workshops for over 12 years. BC Bonsai has won many ribbons and nationally judged shows at the professional level.

Course Details

  • Notes: Material selection is by lottery drawing, Limit 10
  • Prerequisite: Some experience with Bonsai
  • Supplies: Price includes materials. Students are asked to bring in what tools they have on hand. Extra tools will be provided by Prairie State.

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