A Healthy Long Life: Horticultural Practices for Cherry Trees in Japan

   
Summary

A Healthy Long Life: Horticultural Practices for Cherry Trees in Japan

Description

Japan has many ancient cherry trees – some over 1,500 years old – which is remarkable given the soft wood and susceptibility to decay that characterize cherry trees. They owe their longevity partly to the genetics of their wild ancestors and partly to their human communities. The Japanese have devised an array of structural supports that both stabilize and rejuvenate venerable and at-risk trees. One-legged crutches, two-legged braces, rope tents, tree wrapping, and tree skirts are among these devices which are not commonly employed in North America due to a cultural bias toward arboreal naturalism. In Japan, the visible presence of these supports signals a cultural commitment to a long healthy life.

Starts

4:00pm on Tuesday, March 19th 2019

End Time

5:30pm

URL

http://www.bu.edu/asian/2019/01/23/a-healthy-long-life-horticultural-practices-for-cherry-trees-in-japan-march-19/

Topics

Lectures, Arts, Study Abroad, Center for the Humanities, Global

Speaker(s)

Ron Henderson

Event Open To

public

Information Phone

617-358-8006

Contact Name

Robert Murowchick

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Ron Henderson is Director, Landscape Architecture + Urbanism Program at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) College of Architecture, Chicago; Founding Principal L+A Landscape Architecture; Author of The Gardens of Suzhou (University of Pennsylvania

Building

Pardee School of Global Studies, 121 Bay State Road

Room

1st floor (Riverside Room)

Contact Email

remurow@bu.edu

Contact Organization

BU Center for the Study of Asia

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