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Arboretum in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Branching Out

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, January 11, 2020
1. Branching Out Marker
Inscription.  Though an ancient art in Asia, the practice of bonsai spread through the western world only in the 19th century. Today, all types of people, not just scholars and experienced masters, are learning about and practicing this living art. As artists from different regions, like North America, create bonsai for penjing with their native plants, unique interpretations will emerge. Some already have—discover them in this collection.
 
Erected by U.S. Department of Agriculture.
 
Location. 38° 54.735′ N, 76° 58.122′ W. Marker is in Arboretum, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from Meadow Road Northeast just west of Ellipse Road Northeast, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20002, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bonsai Pioneer (a few steps from this marker); Timeless Trees (within shouting distance of this marker); What shape do you see? (within shouting distance of this marker); An Art Form Is Born (within shouting distance of
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this marker); If trees could talk... (within shouting distance of this marker); Rosmarinus officinalis (within shouting distance of this marker); Cladrastis kentukea (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Knot Garden (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arboretum.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicHorticulture & Forestry
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on January 17, 2020. This page originally submitted on January 11, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on January 11, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
 
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