Maple bonsaiWelcome to the Bonsai Trees for Beginners website.

Bonsai is an oriental art form that uses miniature trees in trays/pots as the canvas. The word bonsai (often mis-spelled as bonzai, bonzi and bosai) literally translates as plantings in a tray from the japanese; bon (tray) and sai (plantings).

Beautiful bonsai

It is a popular misconception that bonsai is a species of tree, whereas, in actual fact bonsai is an art form. There are many species of tree that can be used for bonsai including maple (pictured) and cedar.

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