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 - ; Studio Cily Man's Hobby |ls Dishing Up Tiny...
; Studio Cily Man's Hobby |ls Dishing Up Tiny Trees 2. By POLLY SPAIN 2 Not being a horticulture expert or even a jpirdener with a green thumb, this writer's (|f a Bonsai tree was a pretty miniature plant Ijling a very old Monterey pine in a high wind. crojecture isn't too far off, as riir at it goes, but there ' is iguch more to the ancient art tfcan that. ^We learned a great deal about the little trees from Edward Breault at Studio City, a hobbyist who has agent more than 10 years pur- wing his interest and. raising ·$me unusual specimens. " '· All Trees Adaptable *Bonsai literally means tree Ifi a dish or "dash tree,' Breault informed tis. It is the art, developed by the Japa- ij|se more year* ago, than a thousand of dwarfing and »shaping trees, the hobbyist -»T!Vhitft pines are popular Objects, almost any tree can br made into a Bonsai, he noted. *For instance, Breault ha; Bad great success with a ma pS« which stands less than two ffk tall and is 20 years old Odmpare this to the much jfounger 50 to 100 foot giant tfiat stand throughout the Val £ff and one can realize how Sscinating the hobby can be. * '· Need Expert Pruning ?»n oak tree brings to mind a. ; monstrous, gnarled plan fith a huge trunk and grea spreading limbs. Breault ha dfce that isn't much over a foot tf ll and would afford ample shade for a doll house. ^Careful and expert pruning, ·«( funeral Services field for 34-year Valley Resident jFtuieral services were held Je^terday at the First Pres- Ifi'terian Church of Van Nuys for Emmadeane Bull of 14718 Silvan St., Van Nuys. died Wednesday at age 77 pincning, wiring and replant- ng is required to create beautiful miniatures. The results are charming and pleasing to the eye. Breault said chopsticks are deal tools for removing dirt from roots when the trees rimmed and repotted every wo years. Stunting Is accomplished by pruning and trimming back the roots periodically, he pointed out. An ideal hobby for the apartment dweller with a yen for gardening, one can have whole forest in his home not be overcrowded. Specimens Are Varied Mr. and Mrs. Breault have a very small patio which is graced by some 30 trees which still leaves sitting standing and walking space. Most of them are potted dainty Bonsai dishes importec from Japan. Many are stil "in training" in nursery cans and intricately \\ irecl to direc their growth. Among the specimens ari many species of pines, camel lias, elms and even a newly acquired Redwood seedling. Also in the collection is Gokusei Nire elm \\hich cam from the Japanese emperor' palace, our host said. According to Breault, th pattern for training Bonsa trees follows three lines. On extends upward and curve over slightly at the top. Thi represents heaven. Many Societies Exist Another line goes upward [then angles outward, depicting o She BuH was born in Erie, Ba., and was a Valley residen't fef 34 years. 2She is survived by a rlaugh- tijr Lois Campbell of San I¥ancisco, two sons Walter E. 5bll of 13536 Haynes St, Van ftuys and George B. Austin of Cos Angeles and four grand- Children. ·* Interment was at Caw, Glendale. man. The third arches slightly upward from the base, then droops down. This is earth. The art is more popular than one would think and there are many Bonsai societies, most of them on the Coast, our informant said. is a member of the Southern California Bonsai Society. As a hobby and an art, tiny trees provide interest bcautv. For those with space problem and a flair challenge, the smaller one Forestjgrow them, the greater the 'success

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  1. Valley News,
  2. 29 Oct 1967, Sun,
  3. Page 11

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