October 1, 2020

Maintaining the Allées at My Farm

I love planting allées of trees - they look so beautiful and dramatic along the carriage roads around my Bedford, New York farm.

In landscaping, an allée, or an avenue, is traditionally a straight path or road with a line of trees or large shrubs running along each side. In most cases, the trees planted are the same species or cultivar, so as to give a uniform appearance along the full length of the allée. Over the years I’ve designed several, including my allée of pin oaks near my Equipment Barn, my linden tree allée near the stable, and my long allée of boxwood. This week, my gardeners have been doing some maintenance work on the two newest allées here at the farm - one along a carriage road leading to what I call my "Contemporary House" and another along the hay field road to the woodlands. These allées are developing so nicely - they will look majestic when mature.

Enjoy these photos.