Meetings and Events 


  • All Payments should be made out to: Yamaki Bonsai Society. Please send to: Pete Halm, 42 Wascussee Lane, Stamford, 06902. Also, alway RSVP all workshops.


  • January, Saturday 9th, 10 am to 1 we have a Bjorn’s Zoom Meeting. Bjorn Bjorholm will present what differentiates a good tree from an excellent tree. He will being using videos of trees and engage the members to make observations. This is really about all of the aesthetics of a great tree and should be invaluable in helping us take our trees to the next level. Also, if you are in the market for a tree what questions you should be asking yourself.


  • February, Saturday, 13 February at 10:00 am. Jim Doyle’s Zoom Meeting. Jim'spresentation will be all about literati, the definition and being able to recognize the style.


  • March, Saturday, 13 March at 10:00 am. Bjorn Bjorholm will show videos about grafting. He’ll discuss the video’s on tread and drill through grafts. Also, he’ll discusss approach grafting technics as well.


  • April, Saturday, 3 April at 10:00 am to 3:30 Kris Springer will be our guest artist. This will be held at the Bartlett Arboretum, and this marks our first in person meeting. Kris will also bring material he has collected for sale to our members. We’re still working on the lecture part of his visit, but it will be a can’t miss meeting!


  • April, Saturday, 10 April at 2:30 - 5:30 pm. Mauro Stemberger will style and wire a conifer demonstrating his advanced technics.



  • October, Saturday 9th, 10 am to 4 pm at the Bartlett Arboretum. Open meeting, bring trees, tools, questions and lunch. I’ll be needle pruning my Dan Robinson Black Pine.


  • November, Saturday 13th, 10 am to 4 pm at the Bartlett Arboretum.  Agenda TBD, lets see if we can get a really great artist!


  • December, 4. & 5, 2021 Free Admission; Demo by William Valavanis,  Rodney Clemons, Paline Muth & Tyler Sherrod. An exhibit of the best bonsai in their winter appearance. Two rooms of bonsai vendors.


  • December, Saturday 11th, 10 am to 4 pm at the Bartlett Arboretum. Yamaki’s Holiday celebrations - Lots of eating and catching up. Please RSVP, and let us know what food items you’ll bring.