September 13, 2023

Caring for My Allée of Pin Oaks

We're getting lots of outdoor work done around my Bedford, New York farm despite the hot and humid late summer weather. This time of year, my outdoor grounds crew is busy weeding, weed whacking, and pruning.

Pruning is one of our biggest and most important tasks. Proper pruning improves the health of the plants, prevents disease, and encourages better growth. There are different pruning strategies for different times of the year, but overall the goals are the same - to control the shape, to keep bushes and trees fresh and open, and to allow for better air circulation through the center of the specimen. This week, my outdoor grounds crew "limbed up" the majestic pin oaks and removed all the dead branches.

Here are some photos, enjoy.