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    Bush trimming machine GIF


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    Why? Given the quantity and row planting, they're not decorative. So they're either in a nursery being grown for sale or they're being grown so they can be harvested in some way. In either case, it's not obvious why they need to be spherical.
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    Let me look around a little more and try to source the GIF.

    Prediction: this somehow involves a small European country.

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    Just as the Japanese like the idea of square tomatoes, and the EU insists on straight bananas and cucumbers, there are some cultures that like shaped bushes. This shaping of bushes is called "topiary". There is a Dutch company that makes similar machines to cut globes, and they also make machines that cut cones, cylinders and pyramids. They are manufactured as nursery equipment, and what is often forgotten is that when you get these bushes home you will need to trim them by hand, forever after.

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    Followup:

    Like Moby Duck mentioned, this is a Dutch company called Gebr. Ezendam BV, that's also associated with the Globus brand. Here's their lineup of what they call "nursery machines":



    The bushes being manicured are in the Buxus genus, also known as box, or boxwood in North America, and are apparently the quintessential topiary bushes.

    Here's the cutting mechanism up-close, although I believe this machine may be from a different company:



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