Here's the process, and links to demonstrations on real trees.
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Any tree can be kept small. The tricolor beech behind Janet was just the size we wanted it to be 16 years before this photo was taken. It's still that size because we prune it every two years in August. We use techniques that have worked well for at least a thousand years for gardeners in tight places.
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We originally created this page as a stop-gap, an excerpt to help with pruning we were all doing right at that time. For those who needed more explanation, we had to direct them to the complete article in our magazine Trees,... At the same time we begged for a Sponsor to help us speed up website posting of the
There is a great deal to post -- as of this writing we have about 900 pages posted, of about 3,000 in queue.
The information we have already published and which is still available in books, magazines and on CDs, is last in line unless a Sponsor calls it forward.
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