And is it permissible with fruit trees? If so, to what extent?
Is this because you saw the book called the art of bonsai where it shows instructions of people forcefully tying up trees with wire in what looks like some form of torture?
No, it’s because the equivalent is horrific when done to humans.
It shouldn’t be any different than declawing a cat which is now outlawed in California (I think, or maybe New York)
So is a tree the same as a cat?
“So is a tree the same as a cat?“
Is there an organization like PETA for trees?
So that answers your question
No, it really doesn’t.
Yes it does you just don’t want it to
Since plants do not have a nervous system nor a brain, they cannot feel pain. So I doubt it’s considered cruel any more than trimming branches or pulling weeds. But I’m no botanist.
If someone made you unable to feel pain, would you be okay with extreme body modifications?