November 28, 2022

Pruning the Linden Trees

In order to keep my Bedford, New York farm and all its gardens, allées, and groves as beautiful as possible, I pay lots of attention to the maintenance and care of all my trees.

Lindens, Tilia, are medium to large sized shade trees that are easy to maintain and attractive in any landscape. I have two linden tree allées. One near my stable and another which runs from the old corn crib all the way down to the chicken coops. Not long ago, Pasang and Domi groomed and "limbed up" this second, slightly younger, allée. They trimmed branches to control its shape and to allow for better air circulation through the center of the specimen. They also pruned back the low branches so anyone on foot, or on horseback, could pass through easily.

Here are some photos, enjoy.