Fun Designs for Yew Tree Shaping

Due to its rich and vibrant color the yew tree is one of the most popular trees planted in the front yard of homes around the word. This is one of the few trees that you can easily prune into different shapes and designs. The most common shape of the yew tree is the cone shape, where the branches are trimmed along the bottom to allow for better growth in the future. The art of pruning and shaping your yew trees is known as topiary. In order to properly shape your yew tree, you will need to use what is called topiary frame. To use the frame, you place it over the tree and then you use your pruning shears to cut or prune the tree using the frame as a guide. There is a variety of frames on the market today.

The Airedale

The Airedale frame allows you to cut your yew tree in the shape of a dog. This frame is made of high quality metal and is coated with a black powder that is designed to stand up the elements. If you want to make a lasting impression on your neighbors, then this is the frame to use. The metal frame retails for almost one hundred and fifty dollars, but is well worth the money.

Sitting Bear

If you are looking for something fun and unique that the kids will enjoy for the shape of your yew tree, then the sitting bear frame is the one for you. This fun metal frame comes in a variety of sizes that from small to quite large. You can also use this frame on hedges as well as on yew trees. The retail price ranges from less than $20 to over $100. The price is reasonable considering the products that you are able to create.


Easter is a great time to get creative with your lawn and your yew trees. When you use a bunny frame you are able to add some excitement to your yard in anticipation for the holiday. The bunny frame allows you to create a shape that looks exactly like a bunny that is ready to hop across your lawn. The frame retails for just under $50 but larger variations of this frame can go as high as $150.


If you want to create an African getaway on your front lawn then the elephant frame is a must have. The elephant frame comes in a wide variety of sizes and shapes. You can even create an entire family of elephants if you wish to do so. To extend this even further you can add other African animals. The collection of frames includes such animals as the giraffe, zebra and the tiger.


The T-Rex frame is perfect for large trees that can be pruned and shaped into something wonderful. You can then add to this buy shaping the Sauropod, a smaller dinosaur.