Hello, Just wanted to introduce myself, I am the maintenance technician at the Nikka-Yuko Garden in Lethbridge, Alberta. I have had the pleasure of training under the direction of Masa Mizuno of Portland Oregon. I began training in 1990 and after attaining qualification from Masa, have been maintaining this garden ever since. Although the pruning is the bulk of my duties, I also plant, edge, shoreline and pond repairs, stone setting rehabilitation, woodworking, etc, etc. I have had the luxury of working with Masa for a period of two weeks each year for the past sixteen years, to me, an invaluable education, yet still learning. I am a Certified Arborist, and U of Guelph Qualified Plantsman. Looking forward to listening to all members and exchanging thoughts.