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 Post subject: Tree trimming
PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 4:58 pm 
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The small shrubs next to our lawn need to be kept trimmed to shape otherwise they begin to look very untidy. It's easy to do this with an electric trimmer so I do it myself.

The Flowering Plum tree and the Holly trees are an entirely different matter, so we hire a local Tree Service called Baker's Tree Service once a year to attend to them. Here's how they looked today - before, when they'd got to be very untidy - and after the trimming job. I think the newly-rounded Hollies and the small rounded shrubs go together quite well.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 10:30 pm 
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Lookin' good! That's a nice arrangement of plants, very peaceful looking.

I couldn't help but notice the fir trees in the background. What happened to their tops? Topped for power lines maybe?


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I think the owners had the fir trees topped because they didn't want them to fall on their house in a gale - they're well away from any power lines. But I think the tree cutter could have done a better job.

Herb


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 10:17 am 
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That's too bad they did it. It will likely give the trees problems in the long run and it won't guarantee they won't blow over.


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 Post subject: Re: Tree trimming
PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 7:32 pm 
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This is something that many people overlook. I think that this is a cost, but if you go cheap than you might get your trees butchered. There is definitely a benefit to having them trimmed, especially away from the house and power lines. However, you can get them topped in style. I would suggest asking around when you see a nice one. Have you considered using Angie's List to find a contractor?


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