February 26, 2018

Pruning My Linden Trees

Time for some high pruning and maintenance for the trees at my farm.

Recently, my longtime arborists at SavATree came with a crew to do some upkeep on various trees, including my allee of lindens down near my stable. Lindens, tilia, with their pyramidal shape and slow growth, are good specimens for the type of pruning called pleaching. Essentially an art form, pleaching involves intricately weaving together the branches of a row of trees. As the trees mature, they’re meticulously trimmed, creating a hedge effect above their clear trunks. 

Here are some photos.