Author Archives: Maryann Lewis

About Maryann Lewis

Maryann Lewis is an Aesthetic Pruner living in Portland, Oregon. She has a passion for trees, architecture and nature.

Hello Maple

Fellow Certified Aesthetic Pruner Yuki Nara will often refer to Laceleaf Maples that are related to the entrance of a home or garden as a “Hello Maple” or even a “Goodby Maple”.  This is what they seem to say to … Continue reading

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Willow for Summer

Ah finally! The willow  has been pruned for the upcoming summer. It grows fast, can be brittle and to keep its open form I remove a lot branches and foliage each year.  Definitely not a tree for the faint of … Continue reading

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Lace Leaf Maple

April is a great time to do detailed pruning on Lace Leaf Maples (Acer dissectum).  Its important to wait until the new leaves have hardened up but once they do its time to reveal the beautiful trunk structure of the … Continue reading

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Spring

California spring rains. Unusual and lovely with all the new bright green grown.  I will be rubbing off new buds of my curly willow so I don’t have to prune them off later.  The tree will self prune if I … Continue reading

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