February 23, 2021

Maintaining My Allee of Lindens

Time for some high pruning and maintenance on my linden trees.

Last week, my outdoor grounds crew continued the task of pruning various trees at the farm. This time, they tackled some of the lindens. Lindens, Tilia, are medium to large sized shade trees that are easy to maintain and beautiful in any landscape. I have two linden tree allées - one that runs from the old corn crib all the way down to the chicken coops and the other slightly older allée near my stable. These trees, with their pyramidal shape and slow growth, are good specimens for the type of pruning called pollarding. Pollarding involves the removal of a tree's upper branches to promote the growth of club-headed stems and dense new foliage and branches.

Enjoy these photos.