The Garden Guide

Book: History of Garden Design and Gardening
Chapter: Chapter 4: British Gardens (1100-1830)

Tree planting and pruning

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722. The increased zeal for planting, and more careful attendance to the pruning of trees, tended to throw light on the subject of vegetable wounds, and their analogy with those of animals, as to the modes of healing, though the French laughed at our ignorance on the subject (Cours d'Agr. art. Plaie) at the close of the eighteenth century.