Friday, 17 August 2012

Hugh's Commission continued...

So a bit has more has been completed.

Pruning stumps..

Four pruning types (there is one more to do - 'topping').

Top left: Crown Reduction (removing all the little branches evenly around the crown to reduce it's over all size)
Top right: Crown Lift (removing the lowest branches and preparing the lower ones left for lifting in the following year)
Bottom left: Crown Thinning (removing several bigger branches without changing the overall shape of the crown)
Bottom right:  Lion Tailing (removing all the inner side branches along the main branches but leaving a tuft of twigs at the end - not recommended)
To do: Topping (cutting the top off a tree - again, not recommended and poor practice).

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