August 3, 2019

Pruning My Hornbeam Hedge

It's pruning time for the hornbeams at my farm.

This week, the outdoor grounds crew trimmed the tall hornbeam hedge in front of my main greenhouse. Botanically known as Carpinus betulus, the hornbeam is a fast-growing deciduous tree - it can grow about four to five feet per year. I like to maintain it using a traditional European style of pruning, so it has a nice, sculpted appearance. This means, it’s crucial that the hedge is pruned regularly, so it doesn’t look overgrown and unruly.

Enjoy these photos.