A Club Called REBS

Redwood Empire Bonsai Society

by Cheryl Petty -- October 1, 2009

Redwood Empire Bonsai Society was founded in 1981 when four forward looking people, Kay Urbanski, Ian Price, Ron Reed and Bill Hashimoto, took on the job of organizing the club. The club now has 100 members, produces the best show in the area and is committed to the education of their members through classes, workshops and their own sensei, Kathy Shaner, the first American Bonsai Master certified by the Japanese Nippon Society.

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Ivan Lukrich with maple raft

Ivan Lukrich with maple raft


Redding Bonsai Club

Yamadori Hunting

by Cheryl Petty -- February 2, 2009

Saturday morning November 15, 2008 at 8:30 I picked up James Scott, and he added his collection gear, including a back pack especially designed for collecting trees in the wild, to mine in the back of my old 1961 Ford nursery truck. According to Google, we should be meeting the rest of the Redding Bonsai Club in Whitmore, across the street from the General Store at 10:30am. For mid November in Northern California, it was an unusually gorgeous day, blue sky, fall color and t-shirt weather.

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