Technology from Japan to Collect Wood without Cutting Down Trees

    Technology from Japan to Collect Wood without Cutting Down Trees
    Greg

    12:17 PM EST, February 18, 2022

    In Japan, mainly as a result of pressure of ecologists, the old tradition of trimming cedar trees is being revived. Trees trimmed like that look like some strange gigantic cousins of bonsai trees.

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    Even some of the biggest fans of the land of the cherry blossoms are not aware of one fact – this culturally rich country has always been really poor in terms of natural resources, especially wood. And this is what made the Japanese to use their creativity and resourcefulness

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    The citizens of the country trim both small bonsai trees as well as huge cedar trees growing on mountain slopes

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    Daisugi is the official name of the technique of trimming cedar trees so that many perfectly straight shoots could form. As a result, the trees look really peculiar

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    The technique has been recently revived as it helps to collect a lot of good quality wood without having to cut down entire trees

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    The technique dates back to 15th century. The 'small trees' formed on cedar trees can be trimmed every 20 years. The cedar tree itself is able to reproduce new shoots for 200 – 300 years (while the tree can live even for a few thousand years)

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