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Chase Roade Bonsai Artist and Grower
Even at an early age Chase had always been enthusiastic about horticulture. When he was a grade school student he saw his first bonsai. Today, Chase still has his first tree that he grew from seed, a Japanese Maple. Chase graduated from Delaware Valley University in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, with a degree in Ornamental Horticulture. A few years later he decided to travel the world. He began his journey in London, England in a Land Rover. After eleven months Chase arrived in Nara, Japan and studied for one year with Kyozo Yoshida, a bonsai tree developer and grower. Upon his return to the USA, Chase obtained full time employment; and began teaching bonsai and lecturing in his spare time. Not long after that Chase decided to make Bonsai his career, and in 1970 he opened the Rosade Bonsai Studio in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Since 1971, Chase has been a major exhibitor and speaker at the Philadelphia Flower Show, one of the largest indoor flower display shows in the world. He has served as president and board member of several national and international bonsai organizations. Chase is a founding member of the National Bonsai Foundation which houses the largest U.S. collection of bonsai in Washington, D.C. Chase has been fortunate to continue his travels, both domestic and international. He is frequently invited to various locales throughout the world to be a teacher, lecturer, and judge. Chase proudly boasts of having bonsai students on five continents. The art of bonsai is Chase's life. He likes bonsai trees of all species and styles. One would think that he favors Junipers, but Chase is quick to point out that his favorite tree is the one he is working on at that moment. Chase also says that the two most satisfying things about Bonsai are, first, that he is still a student, always learning new things and progressing in his art. And second, seeing his students progress as instructors and lecturers on the art of bonsai.
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