I’m Eric Schrader, I’m a bonsai enthusiast, photographer, writer and San Francisco resident.
I grew up in Boonville, California, among beautiful redwoods, oaks and buckeye trees. My interest in bonsai has lead me to explore the mountains of California, Arizona, Nevada and Utah in search of wild and wonderful trees. Bonsai is an avenue for exploration of the natural world around us as much as it is an art form that captures the essence of trees.
In my spare time, I volunteer as a member of the Bonsai Society of San Francisco and a bonsai teacher of both basics and advanced classes in San Francisco. I work on clients’ trees around the bay area and I work on my own trees and those of my friends.
My enjoyment of bonsai comes from making trees look interesting and beautiful. One of my great passions is to grow trees from seeds or cuttings into finished bonsai. Even though this can take a decade or longer, it is quite rewarding.
I was featured in an article on 7×7 magazines site in July 2015:
In October 2014 I was featured on the website Gardenista:
How can I contact Eric?
Email me using the email address “contact (at sign) bssf.org”
or – get in touch via phone 415-823-7984
What kind of work are you available to do?
I’m available for bonsai consultation and private work. I am available to teach bonsai classes to groups.