This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V24", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
A correspondent of the Garden says at Yokohama he saw large specimens of Thuja aurea, sugar-loaf shaped, as if made to order. A large tree of R pisifera or obtusa is chosen, and in the spring thousands of small grafts are put on all over the branches quite thickly. The original tree is allowed to grow until the grafts have taken, and when the latter begin to grow the old branches are cut away, leaving nothing but the grafts ; in two years a specimen is thus formed, some of them twenty feet high.