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Topical Times – Student Blogger…..Hanby Pruning!
This article was written by one of my students and it is the first time I have published an article written by a guest blogger! I must confess I do find it hard to relate to the subject matter of this particular blog and hope that my students will be able to enlighten me on future classes.
I recently realised there are 3 types of pruning:
Minimal, Moderate & Hanby
Minimal – a classic example of this is removing mainly foliage & very occasionally a stray branch to enhance the shape of the bush/tree. Box hedging if maintained regularly will require minimal pruning.
Moderate – again this requires mainly foliage pruning but it may also be necessary to remove several branches at certain times of year. Many garden shrubs/ trees require this type of pruning to keep the gardens appearance appealing.
Hanby – this type of pruning is called Bonsai. Removal of almost all foliage & branches. Hanby pruning requires an expert eye to observe the trunk of the tree/ shrub & removing everything to expose this!!
Hanby pruning ….. Only for the experts!