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The Art of Bonsai arrives at The Morton Arboretum

You can learn all about the art of bonsai, literally translated into tree in pot, this weekend at the Morton Arboretum.

The bonsai tree was invented by Chinese monks studying nature more than 2,000 years ago and it can take years to shape and groom one of the small trees.  Many families pass the trees down through the generations.  Mark Karczewski received many of his 100 trees from his father.

“They’re always on my mind.  They’re like Pets.  You have to water them everyday you have to feed them,” Karczewski said.

Experts say it takes guidance and patience to practice bonsai but it’s worth the effort to receive years of relaxation and tranquility.

The Art of Bonsai show runs Saturday and Sunday at the Morton Arboretum from 10:00am – 4:00pm.  For more information: http://www.mortonarb.org/

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