Trunk chop

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A Trunk chop refers to an aggressive pruning typically on the trunk of a bonsai, which reduces the height of the trunk significantly. Chopping is not usually performed with an ax, it's just a figure of speech used to suggest radical pruning.

Here is an Excellent Tutorial on how and why to Trunk chop a tree


Types of Pruning
Pruning | Drastic pruning | Defoliation |Pinching | Trunk chop | Thinning | Trimming | Root pruning | Root trimming | Decandling
Tools for Pruning
Concave cutters | Shears | Thinning shears | Decandling shears | Leaf trimmers | Scythe | Root cutters | Branch cutters | Spherical cutters | Knob cutters