| "Dwarf Trees" (1907):
Dwarf Trees are produced by planting seedlings in small pots of poor soil;
by grafting on dwarf, slow-growing stock; or, in China, by cutting a ring of bark off some fruit-bearing branch, and
covering the stripped part with scantily moistened clay. When roots are struck, the branch is cut off and planted
in poor soil. Dwarf trees are favorite garden ornaments in China and Japan. They are sometimes only six inches
high, yet attain a great age.
1 Colby, Frank Moore, M.A. (ed.-in-chief) Nelson's Encyclopędia: Everybody's Book of Reference (New York: Thomas Nelson & Sons; 1907), Vol. IV, pg. 174.