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Keith Scott, Bonsai Icon, Passes Away

Keith Scott owned a bonsai nursery in Chagrin Falls in the 1960's and 70's before becoming the curator of the bonsai collection at Phipps Conservatory.  The Columbus Bonsai Society Club logo tree came from his nursery.  Dawes Arboretum has a Scotts pine that also came from his nursery at the same time.  Keith has an smooth bark elm tree in the National Arboretum (pictured).  Keith was a frequent teacher to our club and many others including Cleveland, Pittsburgh and Akron-Canton.  

Keith Scott has devoted most of his life-time to the study and teaching of bonsai. A retired English teacher and adjunct professor of English at Youngstown State University, Keith brings an extensive treasure trove of bonsai knowledge and trivia with the skill of an accomplished wordsmith. He has contributed numerous articles published in International Bonsai Magazine and the Journal of Bonsai Clubs International.

Keith is a past president and convention chairman of Bonsai Club International, former bonsai curator for the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Garden, Pittsburg, Pa, lectured and has given bonsai workshops throughout the United States. He has studied with many bonsai masters in the US and Japan, including Yuji Yoshimura, Frank Okamura, John Naka, Toshio Nakamura, Tom Yamamoto, and Toshio Saburumaru.

The club enjoyed his advice and comedic public speeches.  He will be missed by the bonsai community.




Tue, 05/10/2011