Klein, Richard M. Department of Botany, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont.
- Esthetic aspects
- Technological aspects
- Additional Reading
The construction of a mature, very dwarfed tree in a relatively small container. Although bonsai is formally an esoteric branch of horticulture, it is firmly based in the social, historical, and cultural ethic of Asian peoples and its introduction to Western cultures is a development of the twentieth century; indeed, Westerners had not even seen bonsai plants prior to the early decades of this century.
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