"How Trees Are Dwarfed"
"Ever since the World's Fair, when the Japanese government laid out a dwarf landscape in
front of the Japanese building on the Wooded Island [at the
1893 Chicago World's Fair and Exposition], interest in the dwarfed forest trees produced
by Chinese and Japanese gardeners has been growing in this country. There are now
exhibitions and sales of these every year in seaports that deal with the Orient and gnarled
miniature oaks and pines are used as decorative plants in greenhouses and retail florists'
windows. These little trees, which are from 1 to 3 feet in height, are perfect forest
trees on a small scale, with gnarled trunks and branches and with the wrinkled bark and knotted
roots of old age.
1 Brooklyn Daily Eagle,
September 2, 1900, pg.
So, where is there a list of all these exhibition and sale sites and dates? Were
the "wire bands" steel wire?