History

Welcome to Roots&Branches, a weekly publication of the Ann Arbor Bonsai Society. AABS will distribute this mini-series to members each week until our 50th Anniversary Show & Dinner, August 29th. We will provide stories from our history along with the latest information about the celebration. All of these stories will be combined with other historical offerings, not published in this mini-series, into a 50th Anniversary Yearbook available in PDF format in September 2020.

All of the Roots&Branches issues will be listed below and are saved as PDFs.


ISSUE #1  – JANUARY 2020 – Welcome to Roots&Branches

ISSUE #2 – JANUARY 2020 – Miniature Tree Grower Organizing Bonsai Club

ISSUE #3 – FEBRUARY 2020 – The First Meeting

ISSUE #4 – FEBRUARY 2020 – The First Public Show

ISSUE #5 – FEBRUARY 2020 – Dr. Maurice Seevers and Matthaei’s Bonsai Collection

ISSUE #6 – FEBRUARY 2020 – Early Activities and the First Out-of-State Speaker

ISSUE #7 – MARCH 2020 – Bonsai Enthusiast Says: Think Small

ISSUE #8 – MARCH 2020 – Jack Wikle, Cultivating Trees and Artists for Over 50 Years (Part 1)

ISSUE #9 – MARCH 2020 – Jack Wikle, Cultivating Trees and Artists for Over 50 Years (Part 2)

ISSUE #10 – MARCH 2020 – John Naka Visits Michigan

ISSUE #11 – APRIL 2020 – In appreciation of Jerry and Rhona Meislik

ISSUE #12 – APRIL 2020 – Bruce Baker: From Novice to Rootslayer

ISSUE #13 – APRIL 2020 – Clive Taylor’s White Birch Forest

ISSUE #14 – APRIL 2020 – Nick Lenz: Bonsai from the Wild

ISSUE #15 – MAY 2020 – Kurt Smith: The Flower Dude

ISSUE #16 – MAY 2020 – Paul Kulesa: Building a Strong Foundation 

ISSUE #17 – MAY 2020 – Resurrection of a Crane-Tree Bonsai 

ISSUE #18 – MAY 2020 – Connie Bailie-Crancer: Community in Bonsai

ISSUE #19 – MAY 2020 – Cyril Grum: Dedicated Bonsai Artist

ISSUE #20 – MAY 2020 – Jay Sinclair: Balancing the Technical and the Aesthetic

ISSUE #21 – JUNE 2020 – The Annual Show: A Photo Essay

ISSUE #22 – JUNE 2020 – Hidden Lake Gardens and AABS: A Special Relationship

ISSUE #23 – JUNE 2020 – Bill Struhar: Storyteller, Raffler and Tree Guy

ISSUE #24 – JULY 2020 – 50 Years of Workshops: A Photo Essay