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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Crummy Trees

Remember Ewell Love the Arbor Barber (Dec. 17, 2010)?  And the extreme trimming that he did on the ugly maple trees in the front yard?  And how they were supposed to come back all beautiful in the Spring?  Well, this is what they look like now.

This one is kind of OK.  Better than last year.

And the one on the left is OK, too.  Not great, but it is an improvement.  But, the one on the right is pitiful.  The problem with all of them is that the new branches keep falling off.  They just...drop off.  And if a big wind blows, the yard is littered with them.  That terrible one on the right has got to go.  I'm going to replace it with either an oak or a magnolia.

So, the Arbor Barber was sort of right.  They do come back with a better shape, but what comes back seems to be very weak.

1 comment:

GoatMilker said...

when you cut trees, you make wounds. and when you do that kind of cutting, consider it like cutting off a arm, that tree is gonna hard time getting better again.