Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Pollarding, Oy Vey
A futile attempt at pruning an ornamental ‘Bradford Pear’ tree to keep it from blocking the names of the business. (The photograph on the right.) The trees were bought on a whim by somebody that wasn’t thinking about their future size. The pitiful attempt to turn them into some kind of pollarded tree sure doesn’t seem to working. This tree has been pruned (hacked) this way for over 5 years. Don’t make this mistake! Sycamore/London Plane trees work much better and are the common tree for pollarding trees in Paris and other countries, as seen in the photograph on the left.
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