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Pruning of the Black Pines Set at Japanese Garden

Published: June 15, 2010

Ueki masters will demonstrate how to trim Japanese Black Pine trees in ueki style on Sunday, June 27, at the Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden on the campus of California State University, Long Beach. The hours are from 9 a.m.-noon.

The annual event combines cultural and horticultural elements and is a great resource for both garden enthusiasts and experts alike. As one of the feature plants of the garden and as the basis for the gardens framework, it is important that these trees are groomed correctly. The skill of trimming Japanese Black Pines in ueki style a unique talent, and one that takes many years of practice to truly master. The skill of trimming in Ueki style is a rare skill to find, it is important to keep this art form alive for future generations. This event gives people the opportunity to learn from experts how to better take care of plants in their own gardens.

Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $3 for Friends of the Japanese Garden members and free for children 12 and under and CSULB students.

The garden is located on Earl Warren Drive near the Bellflower Boulevard entrance to the campus. Free parking is available in lot 16 in non-metered spaces directly across the street from the garden.

For more information, call 562/985-8420.

–Richard Manly