The Council Can Prune

Discussion in 'Trees, Shrubs and Roses' started by Sjoerd, Jan 18, 2019.

  1. Sjoerd

    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2006
    Messages:
    12,979
    Likes Received:
    5,095
    If you look down and to the right out the front window, you can see the little triangular jeu de boules "court". Surrounding the court are sycamore trees shaped in a sort of horizontal espalier. They are pruned once a year. Today is the day.

    If you look closely, you can see two grebe's floating on the water of the inner harbour.over to the right. Grebes are harbingers of Spring here, so we are happy to see those.The chaps are installing a new stove hood at the moment--so it's another day in. Pity, because it is so sunny and nice, albeit freezing outside.
     

    Attached Files:

    • 007.JPG
      007.JPG
      File size:
      143.6 KB
      Views:
      53
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2019
  2. Loading...


  3. marlingardener

    marlingardener Strong Ash

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2010
    Messages:
    8,455
    Likes Received:
    5,884
    Location:
    Central Texas, zone 8
    Good heavens, why would anyone do that to sycamores? I thought Texas had the market cornered on torturing trees (Crepe Myrtle murder, "topping", and whacking branches any which way) but those poor sycamores:smt022.
     
  4. Sjoerd

    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2006
    Messages:
    12,979
    Likes Received:
    5,095
    I don't have any idea, Jane...but the effect in the summertime is nice though. They grow and fill out to a sort of oval ball.
     
  5. Gail-Steman

    Gail-Steman Young Pine

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2018
    Messages:
    1,679
    Likes Received:
    901
    Location:
    Staffordshire-UK Zone 4
    @Sjoerd we get the trees cut here every year but the trouble is they keep stripping the bottom shoots and taking them up half way and the tree's are tall here, so they're making them top heavy and when there's a bad wind they do blow.
    Lovely area you live in by the way :like:
     
    Canadian Lori and Sjoerd like this.



    Advertisement
  6. Sjoerd

    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2006
    Messages:
    12,979
    Likes Received:
    5,095
    Thanks Gail. I know what you mean about being top-heavy. They prune most of our trees the same way here. These ones are an exception.
     
    Canadian Lori and Gail-Steman like this.
  7. Gail-Steman

    Gail-Steman Young Pine

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2018
    Messages:
    1,679
    Likes Received:
    901
    Location:
    Staffordshire-UK Zone 4
    It's no good Sjoerd when heavy winds come and they wonder why tree's split in two...thick or what :shrug:….there's that many here it wouldn't hurt a few to be cut back.
     
    Canadian Lori and Sjoerd like this.
  8. Sjoerd

    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2006
    Messages:
    12,979
    Likes Received:
    5,095
    The method of tree pruning is one thing, but I'll tell you wot--if electrical lines were underground a lot of power loss could be avoided. whatcha think?
     
    Canadian Lori and Gail-Steman like this.
  9. Gail-Steman

    Gail-Steman Young Pine

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2018
    Messages:
    1,679
    Likes Received:
    901
    Location:
    Staffordshire-UK Zone 4
    Well regarding power lines underneath is good but we're with virgin and the lines underneath our front garden and the actual main box across the road in summer it plays up and they're for ever coming out and I mentioned to the one chap with how many wires that are rigged in that box...you would have thought they would have came up with some form of cooler lining...to keep them from not getting so hot and he also mentioned a form of plug which doesn't over heat. but otherwise it is a good idea because lines get broke in bad storms.
     
    Canadian Lori and Sjoerd like this.

Share This Page