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Imported Shohin Chinese Elm Tropical Workshop

Schedule and Location

Saturday, August 5, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Thornhill Education Center

Fees and Registration

$70.00 member
$80.00 nonmember

Nonmembers: Fees include admission to the Arboretum. 

Course Description

This workshop will explore the many possibilities of “Shohin” bonsai, its smaller size requiring less space and time for overall design.  Chinese Elms are strong, adaptable, fast growing trees with small textured leaves perfect for the beginner or the experienced student.  Students will learn design principles as well as how to select and prune branches to develop the desired shape for your tree.  The instructor will provide seasonal tips so that your tree will stay healthy for years to come.  All skill levels welcome.

Dan Kosta has been active in the bonsai hobby since 1986 and enjoys working with all types of bonsai.  He has been a frequent guest on the Mike Nowak radio show and has been featured in several publications. Having a BS in horticulture, Dan enjoys sharing his knowledge through many years of growing bonsai.
He is a past president of the Prairie State Bonsai Society where he has been active for many years.  Dan's trees have been exhibited in numerous bonsai conventions including the Mid-America Bonsai show as well at the Prairie State Bonsai Society . 

Instructor: Dan Kosta
Notes: Limit 12
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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Course Details

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.)