Hardcore Tree Pruning, Japan - where else?

26th January 2014 • ArchivePrevious PostNext Post

As everyone knows, they do like a bit of pruning in Japan.

gingko_niwaki

These fellas are gingkos, in the car park of the Anpanman Museum. I think they were cut back for the transplanting process, and perhaps won't be regularly pruned once they're established. The hessian wrapping cuts down on transpiration, protecting from hot sun and dry winds. I have to brace myself for another soul destroying trip back there to monitor their progress one day...

sequoia_niwaki

These are Sequoia sempervirens in Sakai (grown at the Furukawa nursery where I worked). They'd get this treatment once a year.

cryptomeria_niwaki

My favorite trees in Japan, Cryptomeria japonica dai sugi, having their autumn prune

evergreen_niwaki

Some kind of evergreen, dunno what.

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