Posted by @ 10:48 am on Friday 28th August, 2009.
Categories: In the garden
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A couple of weeks ago our large Salix babylonica decided to dump an eight-foot long by one-foot dia chunk of rotten wood on the lawn. For safety's sake we had to put the garden out-of-bounds for a while until the experts had had a look at the thing. They recommended pollarding to reduce the weight, remove any deadwood and reduce the "sail".

Yesterday their crew turned up to do the deed...

That's a serious bit of trimming, eh?

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One Response to “Crew-cut”

  1. Old Winter says:

    It is always a bit of a shock when experts demonstrate what they mean by "a bit of pruning" so pollarding was always going to be quite radical.

    It has done the tree a favour hopefully and given you back your garden and considerably more light I imagine.

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