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Date(s) - 04/01/2023
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

San Andreas Central Library


Bonsai are identified by various tree designs but one of the most inspiring styles is “root-over-rock.” The visual effect is a healthy tree, growing over a rock formation with exposed, spreading roots.
The method and achievement of “root-over-rock” will be the topic for the Mother Lode Bonsai Club’s free public demonstration on Saturday, April 1. David Anderson will conduct the presentation at the San Andreas Central Library, 1299 Gold Hunter Road (off Mountain Ranch Road) in San Andreas. His demo immediately follows the short club meeting at 10 a.m.
Anderson, who resides in Pine Grove, has been raising bonsai specimens for over 60 years. What started as a hobby in the sixth grade in Solano County, blossomed into a lifelong interest and many classes in this living art form for him. “Raising bonsai is simply a way of growing plants, shrubs or woody trees in a pot,” he said. “There is no one special variety to use. You can grow maples, pines, fruit trees, liquid ambars, alders, and any California natives.”
A raffle for bonsai materials and a mentor-led workshop will also be held after the demo. Workshop participants are encouraged to bring a bonsai tree, along with tools, wire, table covering, and any questions.
For more information on the Mother Lode Bonsai Club, contact Doug Lau at (209) 588-6834 or