One on One Teaching

We will focus on what you believe you need most in your bonsai study. Once we understand your level of bonsai knowledge we can fine tune your specific needs. These one on one sessions give you the attention to help you further your knowledge through dedicated training. We will focus on tree health, styling and seasonal maintenance. We will be working with you to achieve your goals for you and your bonsai trees. (Three hour minimum). Within Sacramento, Santa Cruz County California and Bay area near Monterey and San Francisco.


Study Groups:

This is a wonderful way to learn and cross reference Bonsai education since most bonsai enthusiasts will bring different trees. Ron will travel within 150 mile radius from Sacramento, California and is available for 4 or more individuals. Ron can be booked at least a month in advance.


Tree styling and Wiring:

Since this work takes the longest we will discuss each tree in-depth before we begin styling. The tree must be healthy first and have been taken care of properly. Unhealthy trees tend to have branches that break easily. You may stay with your tree or drop it off to be styled.


Demonstration and or Bonsai talks…. Contact for availability


Maintenance Work:

Do you have a bonsai that has not been re-potted in the last 4-5 years? Do you have wire cutting into a tree that someone gave you? Do you have no clue when it comes to bonsai, but have one? We can re-pot the tree for you properly, help you style and maintain your tree. Remember trees have a seasonal window so when re-potting most trees, end of January to April is optimal time in California. Emergency re-pots can be done anytime but require two visits one year apart. This can also turn into a class at no additional cost as an observer.


Gift Certificates: This is an excellent way to give a gift to the Bonsai enthusiast in your life, a loved one, friend, or co-worker, anyone with an interest in Bonsai. Two hour minimum gift certificates available for purchase to use at the discretion of the recipient. (Locals only please).


Donations: We except donations of trees in pots that are no longer wanted to be used for classes and demonstrations locally. We can also remove trees from your property for a small fee. Don’t send these unwanted trees to the land fill. We can help turn this tree into a bonsai’s that could live many more years. (Please contact Ron with description of tree and additional information as some trees cannot be removed based on size, location, etc.)