Category Archives: Before & After (photos)

Strawberry Tree Pruning

This Arbutus unedo, or Strawberry Tree, had been hedged years ago. The client wanted it to look more like a tree. Hedging creates lots of new growth points in the upper canopy, and generally trees have fewer growth points. By … Continue reading

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Cherry pruning

I wanted to share a couple photos of a cherry I pruned last week. I started a multi-year process to create more healthy fruiting branches lower in the canopy where fruit can be reached. This first pruning in many years … Continue reading

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Mulch Around Trees

Adding wood chip mulch around young trees is one of the best things one can do to assure their success. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, wood chips have a number of benefits. From moderating soil temperature, holding moisture through … Continue reading

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Weeping Larch

Larches are a type of conifer that lose their leaves (needles) for the winter. This sometimes causes people not aware of what they are to think they are dying, despite this being a completely normal process. Larix species are native … Continue reading

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Fruit Tree Pruning

There are two basic times of the year that it’s best to prune fruit trees; dormant and summer. Most people prune when the tree is dormant (no leaves) because it’s easier to see what and where you are cutting. But … Continue reading

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