July 23, 2000  Phoenix, Arizona
These trees spend October through May on a covered balcony, 12 stories up, facing south-east.
They summer indoors near large north-facing windows.

The standardized measurements were taken on July 30, 2000 and are maximum visual for each plane.
Height is vertical, width is horizontal, depth is front-to-back.

Catlin Elm   ( Ulmus parvifolia var. Catlin)
Tree: 16-1/2″H x 12″W x 12-1/2″D
[41.9 cm x 30.5 cm x 31.7 cm] 
Pot: 3-5/8″H x 12-3/8″W x 8-7/8″D
[9.2 cm x 31.4 cm x 22.5 cm]
Double Catlin Elm
Tree: 13-3/4″H (from top of rootball) x 12-1/2″W x 9-3/4″D
[34.9 cm x 31.7 cm x 24.8 cm]  
Pot: 3″H x 11-1/2″W x 9″D
[7.6 cm x 29.2 cm x 22.9 cm]
Elm Forest  ( Ulmus parvifolia )
Tree: 14″H (from top of rootball) x 16-1/2″W x 13-1/4″D
[35.6 cm x 41.9 cm x 33.7 cm] 
Pot: 2″H x 13″W x 9″D
5.1 cm x 33.0 cm x 22.9 cm]
Dwarf Myrtle  ( Myrtus communis var. Compacta)
Tree: 16-1/2″H x 27″W x 19-1/2″D
[41.9 cm x 68.6 cm x 49.5 cm] 
Pot: 7-5/8″H x 19-1/4″ diameter
[19.4 cm x 48.9 cm] 
This 50+ year old tree was originally a landscape specimen         and then designed as a bonsai by our late sensei, Leroy Fujii.
Small-leaf Olive  ( Olea europaea )
Tree: 10-1/4″H x 14″W x 11-1/2″D
[26.0 cm x 35.6 cm x 29.2 cm]
Pot: 3-3/8″H x 12-5/8″W x 10-3/8″D
[8.6 cm x 32.1 cm x 26.4 cm]
Added 03/28/03:

2002 Photographs by Ann Weiskirch,
used by permission from BJ

First tree above, now 20″H.
(Reversed image to match above.)
Another Catlin Elm (17″H), gifted from Mrs. Leroy Fujii in 2002.


It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Edward “Bud” Jacobson on March 4, 2005.  He was a longtime business lawyer in Phoenix and had been one of the founding members of the Phoenix Bonsai Society in 1962.  On behalf of the Phoenix Bonsai Society, Pres. Michael Apostolos took possession of Bud Jacobson’s Bonsai Collection (5 trees) and his tool kit.  Papers were signed with his lawyer turning over the collection to the PBS on March 25.  Some of the Bonsai will eventually be put in the permanent collection at Ro Ho En at the Japanese Garden in downtown Phoenix when it gets completed.