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26 January 2014

Hardcore Tree Pruning, Japan - where else?

As everyone knows, they do like a bit of pruning in Japan.
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...
These are Sequoia sempervirens in Sakai (grown at the Furukawa nursery where I worked). They’d get this treatment once a year.
My favorite trees in Japan, Cryptomeria japonica dai sugi, having their autumn prune
Some kind of evergreen, dunno what.