As I look out over the landscape and see the silhouetted skeletal framework of our woody leviathans looming over us everywhere my thoughts turn to tree surgery and tree pruning. As most of our trees now have no greenery on them it’s a good time to have inspected any larger trees for damage, have them reduced or pruned away from overhead cables.
I myself have a Beech to do that if I don’t I will undoubtedly lose Wi-fi at some point this winter as it will break the phone line. But most of us with gardens will have some woody element to them and when the weather is above freezing and the sap isn’t rising it’s a good time to prune. As our climate changes Mow-N-Blow have to amend the timings a little these days and I find myself doing more of this in deeper winter than I used to.
If you are unsure about pruning your own trees and shrubs you can always ask a pro, if they don’t want to help then they don’t want your business!
Christian Dupont has been involved in horticulture for over two decades now, lives near Alton with his wife. She is also a fully trained gardener and horticulturalist. Both are keen photographers as well as accomplished Horticulturalists. some articles are from the Life Mags but mainly for the Herald newspaper, bi-weekly column in the local business