Post by Wheelgarden on Feb 12, 2020 19:54:40 GMT -5
Not so much tree management, just tree admiration... The original homebuilders planted a Carolina Hemlock in our front yard, it thrives. We admired its graceful snow-bearing winter habit so much that we planted several Canadian Hemlock around, as the Carolina variety is now protected and not available. Same result...while other trees strain under the weight of snowfall, the hemlocks swoop their branches down, take it in stride, and are beautiful doing it. Pretty the rest of the year, too. I luvs my trees.
"Adopt the pace of Nature: Her secret is patience." --- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Wheelgarden, Please, a pic of those hemlock when they are heavy with snow!
The city cut down the tree in front of our house last week, right before more high winds came. On their property, their responsibility. Sure hated to see it go, but it had split completely down the center of the main trunk. So much for Autumn Blaze being tolerant of wind. There were 2 out there, lost the other one from straight line winds 5 years ago.
I started trimming around one of the trees, and it is turning in to a nicely shaped tree.
The tree that didn't get removed has turned in to a nice focal point. I can see it from the window at the kitchen sink. It looks like it belongs there. Hubby mows a wide circle around it and the turkeys use that area as a shady resting spot.
I'm happy that we gave this tree a chance to grow in to a strong, well shaped tree by removing its competition.
Now there is another one that I'd like to trim and weed around, but it has grapevines in it. I'm not sure if I'm up to dealing with grapevines.
Gardening like I'm gonna live forever, right here in central Iowa. Posting since 2008. 🍁