Photo Time In “The Potting Shed” No2 …Our Council Gardeners

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    woodgreen
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    Number – 2   4th of March 2014.
    ……………………………Photo Time In “The Potting Shed”
    …………………………….Our Council Gardeners at work
    I have to do a little caching up so I will have to start with were I left off last time at the Council Nursery just 4 photos on the outside of the Garages and compost bins you can see how big the area is and at this time empty as they were all out on the town working as you will soon see. Well the road I am going to show you is the road I use about once or twice a week to go to the shops. The road is one of the main roads round the town. It is tree lined and on each side they have part of the road as a cycle track. The photos speak for them selves but if you would like to ask me something please do. Once again I have to tell you that myself and the French can only talk a little to each other but we left as friends and a little surprised when they understood that I also was a “Tree Monkey” and doing there job in England but not with all that beautiful equipment I just had hand saws and ladders and being the youngest it was me that had to clime into trees and follow instructions lol. They cut the trees like this every 3 years. Hope you enjoy.    Stewart..

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    <div>The pruners     The weather was not good and the tight was not good but I had to take them it was around 3:30 pm</div>
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    woodlandgal_WI_zn4
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    Hi Stewart,

    I enjoyed looking at your pics.  Very interesting!  I do have a question……why do they prune the trees back so far?  I don’t see any highline wires.  Also,  what kind of trees are they?

    Thanks,
    Pat


    Pat ~ West Central WI

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    GiddeyUp
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    That’s a pretty severe prunning, eh, but lots of mulch … :)

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    h2ogrdn
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    I, too, am surprised at how much is taken out of each tree.  Seems that a lot of trees would then send up all kinds of water spouts and miscellaneous branching that would require sooner pruning that 3 years.  Don’t they say not to take more than a maximum of 1/3?

     


    Fred in Western Montana

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    steepdrive
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    Looks like the drastic pruning they do around here to the crepe myrtles.  Seems like they went a bit beyond what was needed, Stewart.


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    snowwolf57
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    Stewart What kind of trees are they pruning, that is really severe we don’t do it near that hard here.   It would probably kill the tree inour climate, but in yours you must be able to get away with it.   Like I said here in our small town you either do it your self or the electrical company does it if it is near wires or you call a tree company to take it down.   We had a older couple that took down a huge silver maple at least 80 years old and had a trunk that was 4 1/2 foot in diamater one of the oldest trees in town.   They tried to save it by putting a cable around it and but it still was splitting to bad, so they took it down this winter I am sure they thought they better for it is on a walking route to the high school and it would of been a tragic event if a huge branch would of fell out of it.


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    Tigsy
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    I agree, more drastic pruning than we ever see here. Yes, Snoo, the electric company does most of the pruning where wires are concerned, even on private property. There are trees around town that are cut into a capital “Y” shape! I’d also like to know what kind of trees those are. Stewart…?


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