Monthly Archives: April 2012

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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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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