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What is the art of cutting hedges into decorative shapes called?

Question #70676. Asked by darkpresence.
Last updated Aug 21 2016.

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Topiary from the french topiaire, latin topiarius and greek topia
link https://homeguides.sfgate.com/art-clipping-bushes-animal-shapes-called-78003.html

Response last updated by CmdrK on Jul 29 2018.
Dec 31 2001, 10:36 AM
fosse4
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fosse4

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pollarding is an alternative answer for trees

Jan 01 2002, 9:36 PM
arctic_wolves
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arctic_wolves

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The art of trimming shrubs and trees into geometric forms, animals and other shapes is known as topiary.

link http://www.dictionary.com/browse/topiary

Response last updated by nautilator on Aug 21 2016.
Sep 12 2006, 6:31 PM
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Just as an aside, it's interesting to note the etymology of the word topiary. It's a Latin derivative for a landscape gardener (topiarius) who is a designer of topia (places).

There are some fantastic examples of some elephants at the Royal Palace at Bang Pa-In in Thailand.

Sep 12 2006, 9:28 PM
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