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“Less is more”? Overall measurements to reduce maintenance

Cryptomeria Japonica"yohaku no bi": "the beauty of empty space", also ma or aki. [2 (p118) ]. For the Western, non-Zen viewer, the art of yohaku is perhaps best described in terms of Mies van der Rohe's "less is more". However I am not sure if this is what was meant with the almost destruction of the [...]

Niwaki-trees annual pruning and trimming for shape and size

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Most of the solitary trees need one major annual treatment of pruning and trimming for shape and size. After 12 years in our garden, most trees ar some 15 to 17 years of age and have now reached the right size and often the right shape. It is in particular the shape that can […]

Nothofagus antarctica, pruning for shape

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This is how the Nothofagus antarctica, Antarctic Beech, looked prior to pruning back in 2008. In the years prior to 2008 we have thinned it consistently every year, to be less compact and open than it would naturally grow. We prune the Nothofagus antarctica (genus southern beeches) in the left side garden compartment, for […]