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Bonsai Societies

Programs that provide organized opportunities for individuals to pursue their interest in bonsai, often through the medium of a club or a society that is under the leadership of people who are knowledgeable in the subject. Bonsai is the art of dwarfing trees or plants and developing them into an aesthetically appealing shape by growing, pruning and training them in containers according to prescribed techniques. Activities may include field trips which enable participants to view different types of bonsai creations; slide shows or other presentations that provide information about developing bonsai creations; and opportunities for members to share their own experiences with growing bonsai and/or participate in bonsai-related competitions. Included are Internet-based virtual clubs, WebRings devoted to the subject and clubs where members meet face-to-face.

Taxonomy Code: PS-820.300-10

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