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Japanese Pine Pruning in Sheffield
14th April 2010 • Archive • Previous Post • Next Post
On a recent trip to Sheffield I met John Abson, who like me has spent time in Japan. (In fact he lived in Kanazawa, home of Kenrokuen garden, where they tie up the pines over winter to protect them from heavy snow.) He works for Sheaf Training (that's people not trees) and is embarking on some very ambitious training (trees and people) and pruning in the training grounds.
This pine is enormous, and John had thinned it out, topped it and trained a few branches. He has left stubs of cut branches to aid climbing, as ladders don't reach high enough. This summer he expects to do some bud pruning to give the branches some form.
Watch this space!
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