Miniature trees

Next Meeting: February 28, 7pm
Five Basic Bonsai Styles with Harvey Carapella

At our February meeting, Harvey Carapella will present a program about The Five Basic Bonsai Styles. The five basic styles to be demonstrated are: Formal Upright, Informal Upright, Slanting, Semi-Cascade, and Full Cascade. All have their own individual beauty and contentment.

When shaping a tree, you must first decide which style is best suited to the tree’s natural design. By learning more about the five basic bonsai styles you will get a reference point for styling and shaping your trees throughout their life cycle.

The five trees demonstrated on, will be raffled off. Five winning tickets! Take note, the more tickets you purchase give you a better chance to win a bonsai styled by one of our own award winning bonsai artists.

Harvey Carapella

The Begineer's Corner

Suiseki Study Group



This will be an excellent program, don't miss it!


Founded in 1972, the Bonsai Society of Upstate New York Inc has developed into a strong group for enthusiasts in Western New York. We regularly host bonsai professionals, with both national and international reputations, for lectures, demonstrations and workshops. Each spring we share an exhibit of the area's finest bonsai with the public. We'd welcome your presence at one of our regularly scheduled meetings, in Rochester NY, where you can easily discover what we're all about!

Bonsai Society of Upstate New York
PO Box 92215, Rochester NY 14692