Miniature trees

Next Meeting:
BSUNY Picnic - Auction and Sale,
Tuesday, June 26th

Buckland Park Lodge, Westfall Road, Rochester, NY - click here for directions


MossBall (Kokedama)
Mini-workshop for BSUNY    

On Saturday, June 23, Les Allen will lead a workshop on MossBall Planting (Kokedama) from 10:00 AM until noon. The workshop will take place at Brighton Town Park, Carmen Clark Lodge, 777 Westfall Road, RochesterNY 14620 (not our usual location).

Moss, Plants, and supplies will be provided. Plants from Les’s landscape will be included in the price. Cost for the MossBall Workshop is $10. Les will also offer some specialty plants from Mullberry Creek Farms and other places that can be purchased at his cost.

As Project Involved gears up, this will be our first mini-workshop for BSUNY. Les is well known to our club and brings an interesting project that provides a nice addition to our bonsai. This is an easy-to-make accent that everyone can use to display our trees or just add to our enjoyment. This is a great opportunity to have that something special to go with your bonsai

There is a limit on participants so sign up early. Contact John Wiessinger at to reserve your space.

Be sure to arrive early on June 26th for our special meeting at the usual meeting place, Brighton Town Lodge at Buckland Park. Spouses and significant others are more than welcome.

The first part of the program, starting at about 5:00pm, will be a SELL or SWAP FAIR where members can show and brag about their trees, and possibly find a new home for them. The auction will follow with Joe Moore as auctioneer.

We will eat our picnic supper at 6:00pm. At 7:00pm we will have a short business meeting led by Mark Arpag. The club will be providing hamburgers, hot dogs, coffee, tea and the usua lsoft drinks. We need those attending to bring food to pass for appetizers, salads, and desserts. We need more members to volunteer to bring food for the table. If you would like to bring something, please call Rick Marriott  at 247-3401.

This meeting promises to be a lot of fun for everyone.
See you there! Remember, we will eat at 6:00 pm


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