For over fifteen years this Hinoki has been trained uniformly. No upper branch got thick, no lower branch got weak. It’s wonderful work by a client of mine, grown from a young sapling.
With benches full of trees, it’s easy to pass a tree by several years in a row. Hard to know why I chose this moment over the same date last year, or two years from now, to design this tree. Sometimes I think trees wink at us, “Right now is a good time, bubba.”
Outside of early summer being a good time to work on Hinoki, I’m convinced of the wink.
In this session I decide on a front. In the process I cut many branches off. Also, I share a maintenance technique for this easy to grow conifer.
Hinoki Cypress after more than 15 years of slow development from a small seedling. Here’s our front. The opening…
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