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- The technique can prevent deforestation and result in perfectly round and straight timber known as Taruki, which are used in the roofs of Japanese teahouses.
- Hence this clever solution of using bonsai techniques on trees. Aesthetics aside as far aside as they ever get in Japan, at any rate the lumber produced in this method is 140% as flexible as standard cedar and 200% as dense.
- This technique results in a harvest of straight logs without having to cut down the entire tree. Although originally a forestry management technique, daisugi has also found its way into Japanese gardens.
- By the 15th century, Japan already faced a shortage of seedlings, as well as land on which to properly cultivate the trees in the first place. Necessity being the mother of invention, this led to the creation of an ingenious solution: daisugi, the growing of additional trees, in effect, out of existing trees creating, in other words, a kind of giant bonsai.
- It is believed that the production of logs by daisugi began in the Muromachi period. At that time, the tea ceremony became popular in part because daisugi logs were used in tea room construction, for example for the tokonoma alcove. The Kitayama area of Kyoto became especially known for its forestry of daisugi.