PRUNING

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Re: PRUNING

Post by Jacksparrow » Sat Aug 29, 2015 8:53 pm

I've have one of those too Joomoo.. Tis true you certainly have to watch your bonce when operating one of those things. I find the higher the target branch the harder it is to judge where it will fall. I always wince when I see so-called tree surgeons using chain saws without protective head gear.

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Re: PRUNING

Post by JooMoo » Sat Aug 29, 2015 8:57 pm

Yeah, I did most of it with my head down and my eyes closed :)

My problem with pruning is that I don't know where to stop.
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Re: PRUNING

Post by greg » Sat Aug 29, 2015 10:15 pm

My problem with pruning is that I don't know where to stop.[/quote]

If your pruning shears appear to be level with the toes of your wellies, then you may have overdone it a tad ....................... :eek:

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Re: PRUNING

Post by JooMoo » Sat Aug 29, 2015 10:22 pm

:rofl: :rofl: :D
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Re: PRUNING

Post by nuthatch » Sun Aug 30, 2015 7:49 am

Wondering if someone had been having a lopping session over the way here, too.

About 7pm the smoke started to build up over half an hour until it was like dense fog :yikes: Smelt nice though :laugh: just like autumn :nod:

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Re: PRUNING

Post by Jacksparrow » Tue Apr 05, 2016 8:22 pm

Ever since I have lived in the current home(29 years) my neighbour 4 doors away has had an old cherry tree in his garden. To the best of my knowledge he has never picked a cherry as the birds have scoffed the lot before they're properly ripe. last Saturday morning I heard someone using a chain saw and saw there were branched missing of the said Cherry tree. Ah1 He's pruning it I thought naively as it turned out as by lunchtime the whole tree had been sliced and diced and was stacked in his front garden. I feel a real sense of loss and it's not my tree. The birds will be massively disappointed as it was not only an early source of summer fruit but a nice roosting spot. :(
Next door to that is a magnificent Walnut tree in the garden. That house has just been sold by it's long term owners and I have my fingers crossed the new owners like Walnuts. :rolleyes:

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Re: PRUNING

Post by Placido » Tue Apr 05, 2016 8:37 pm

There must be a reason but that is so sad, Jacksparrow. Hate to see a tree come down :(
Fingers crossed for the walnut.

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Re: PRUNING

Post by nuthatch » Wed Apr 06, 2016 8:42 am

:( :cry3: :tree: :( :cry3: :(

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Re: PRUNING

Post by Jacksparrow » Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:52 pm

My hazel tree needs to be coppiced every two or three years or it gets too tall and crowds out the other trees and shrubs. I always get it done at this time of year when it is easier to see the extent of it's growth.
Today was the day. An old friend of mine with a chainsaw arrived and we took out the three thickest and tallest mini trunks. The whole thing only took about half an hour and the birds were back in the remainder of the tree's growth as soon as we'd finished.
By the end of the coming growing season the tree will have plugged all the gaps and you'd never know what has happened today happened. :)

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Re: PRUNING

Post by Placido » Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:54 am

:clap: I love a happy ending :D. Everybody happy and a good job done. Day made :rara: :tampoline:

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