My beginnings came from high school, horticulture class during my junior and senior years at Ferris High School. I was inspired by the feel of the greenhouse and soil bench. Pruning became my focus from the study of bonsai. Observation of the master John Naka.
The natural shape of a wild plant harvested off a steep cliff in Japan. Then potted and nurtured, for years to preserve its original structure. I veered to the landscape. My understanding of plants, natural structure and respect I have for them became my passion and inspiration to establish Star Pruners.
Bonsai is a manipulation of the plant’s structure to maintain the shape. I don’t manipulate, I cut to re-establish the plant’s growth pattern. I use my eyes throughout the entire pruning sequence for each plant, shrub or tree.
I’ve cared for many homes and commercial properties in and around Spokane County over the last four decades with respect and honor for the living plant.