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Mark Arpag Workshop June 27

MHBS welcomes Mark Arpag to run a bring-your-own workshop at pfm bonsai in West Charlton on on Saturday, June 27. Mark is a frequent guest, known for working with many species of bonsai and especially cedar. The workshop hours are 9am to 4pm and it is limited to eight people so register soon by calling 518-882-1039. The workshop fee is $50.

Social distancing will be observed so this workshop will be held outdoors. Don’t forget to bring a mask and sunscreen, as well as your tools and trees. The nursery is open if you need a tree or two.

Mark Arpag Returns for Eastern White Cedars

MARK-ARPAGNobody does Eastern White Cedars like Mark Arpag. On Saturday, July 29, Arpag returns to pfm bonsai in West Charlton for an MHBS-sponsored all-day workshop. Bring your cedars or obtain new stock here. Mark will help you start the process of creating a masterpiece. Or return with your previous Arpag project and continue the journey. The workshop runs 9 AM to 4 PM and the fee is $50. Bring lunch or order in.

Then return on Sunday to enjoy an Arpag Eastern White Cedar demo beginning shortly after 12 noon, with resulting tree to be raffled to a lucky club member. An MHBS club meeting will precede the demo but visitors are always welcome.

Limited workshop space remains. To register for the Saturday workshop, contact Pauline at 518-882-1039 or

Upcoming bonsai events

MARK-ARPAGEastern White Cedars will be the featured tree on Saturday, July 29, when Mohawk Hudson Bonsai welcomes back Mark Arpag for a bring-your-own workshop. Little space remains so register soon and take your Eastern White Cedars to the next level. On Sunday, July 30, Mark will return for a demo following the monthly MHBS club meeting at pfm bonsai. Download the June TWIG newsletter for more upcoming events.

February TWIG

MauroIf you missed it, you can download the February TWIG here and learn about upcoming activities for the Mohawk Hudson Bonsai Society, including accent pot making, workshops with Mauro Stemberger, Mark Arpag and Jim Doyle, and more fun stuff as we head into spring.

Wild Bonsai Weekend with Mark Arpag, May 24-25

MARK-ARPAGIf you want your trees to win awards like Mark Arpag’s trees do, start at the Wild Bonsai Weekend, May 24-25 at PFM Bonsai in West Charlton, when Mark will share techniques to help you develop blue ribbon Eastern White Cedars. Bring your own Thuja or choose a workshop tree from beautiful collected material in all sizes offered by Black Dodge Bonsai and PFM Bonsai.

Workshops are limited to 8 people each day and the fee is $85 per person, tree not included. Lunch is provided, the nursery will be open all weekend for sales and wandering, and Pauline Muth and David will be on hand to advise on collected non-Thuja material as well.

To register for either day’s workshop, email or send a check for $85 to: PFM Bonsai, 7 Western Avenue, West Charlton NY 12010.