Info on how to prune trees and shrubs

skyridgegarden(z5 MO)July 6, 2005

I am looking for a source of info, either book or website that shows how to prune conifers and other plants in the Japanese garden style. I would like to learn the basics as well as advanced methods. Do I need to look into Bonsai books?

Thanks

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bahamababe(z4 VT)

I recommend that you subscribe to the Journal of Japanese Gardening. They have pruning articles in almost every issue.

Here is a link that might be useful: Journal of Japanese Gardening

    Bookmark   July 10, 2005 at 7:09AM
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edzard(3b Canada)

Skyridgegarden,
if you put 'pruning pine' into the search field on this site, 2 pages of posts will come up. You could also try pruning maple etc.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2005 at 1:47PM
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DonPylant(z8TX)

For basics of pine pruning, I do not know of any books in English suitable for Japanese styles. Bonsai Today's "Pines", although written for bonsai, can give you an introduction to pine physiology - a requisite for training healthy pines! It covers black and white pines.

For pines that are already somewhat shaped, check out the link below for maintainance info. Here is a related link for maple http://www.botanysaurus.com/jg/prunemaples.html

Here is a link that might be useful: Maintaining Temple Style Black Pine

    Bookmark   July 16, 2005 at 10:35AM
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