Thursday, July 21, 2011

Tree Trimming

It was tree trimming time at our house this week. We have a little grove of trees in our back yard. They are all very close together. The trees on the edges have more branches on one side than the other (because the other trees are in the way). We have had lots of lightning storms lately and Jake thought that trimming the trees might help keep them from blowing over on our house or the neighbors’ fences.

Jake built a ladder a year or so ago to help with trimming the tall bushes and trees. He used it to get to the biggest tree. I don’t have a before picture but here are some during and after pictures.
The first limb comes down.

Which limb should I cut down next?
This part of the trimming is all done! I always get nervous with Jake up on a ladder. Maybe my worrying keeps him safe! We still have some cleanup to do and a trip to the dump (the trash men won’t take yard waste). We (and by we, I mean Jake) may notice other trees that need a haircut as we see how this tree grows.

*Disclaimer-We don’t know if this is the right time of year to trim trees.  We are learning as we go about caring for our yard and keeping the plants looking good and our house safe!

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