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Info on how to prune trees and shrubs

Posted by Skyridgegarden z5 MO (My Page) on
Wed, Jul 6, 05 at 21:09

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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RE: Info on how to prune trees and shrubs

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


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RE: Info on how to prune trees and shrubs

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.


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RE: Info on how to prune trees and shrubs

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


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