I really enjoy creative pruning.
My friend Tommy called me the other day. It seems that we had planted a large yaupon holly tree in his front yard a number of years ago and I shaped it into a topiary form. Tommy has kept it pruned for a number of years but now he is getting too old to want to get on the ladder any more. Notice the wording—not “too old to get on the ladder”, but “too old to want to get on the ladder.”
At any rate, Tommy called and said that his favorite tree was getting out of hand. Here’s what I drove up to:
We studied it for quite a while and then went after it with hand clippers and motor pruners. Here’s how the project ended up. Tommy was happy.
I hope we passed the audition.
Here are some other articles on pruning that you may enjoy. Click on the title.
Pruning as an art form: The Basics of Pruning
Tree forming, shaping a bush into a tree: Tree Forming in Landscaping
Bonsai: How to Start a Bonsai
Bonsai Maintenance: Pruning an Overgrown Bonsai
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