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One of the duties that I have just been assigned is keeping the new growth in check on all the different beech trees in the museum’s collection. As spring time is officially upon us, new growth is pushing forward like crazy. After a weekend away, It is not uncommon to find 3, 4, or even [...]

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bonsai workshop
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This past Saturday I had the privilege of assisting skilled Bonsai Artist and senior member of the Museum, Michael James, in leading our Bonsai Basics Workshop. We had an awesome group of students who were engaged, inquisitive, and full of excitement. The day began with a lecture covering the basic principles and philosophies of Bonsai. Each student was [...]

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Check out this American Beech tree I have been working on recently! Correct placement of branches is crucial in Bonsai. If they are not in an advantageous location, we must wire and bend them into place. The wires on this tree have been on for several months, and we must now remove them so they [...]

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Greetings extended community of the National Bonsai and Penjing Museum! I would like to take a moment to let you all know who I am, as you will be seeing me around the Arboretum a lot this summer. My name is Aaron Jordan Hughes, and I am both thrilled and honored to introduce myself as the 2016 [...]

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Danny Coffey
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Originally from Arlington Virginia, just outside of Washington, D.C., Danny Coffey became interested in bonsai in his early 20’s. In the spring of 2007, he visited the U.S. National Arboretum with friends and was surprised to discover the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum. “It was my first time seeing bonsai of that age and quality,” [...]

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