Friday, August 12, 2011

Winter Pruning for Structure

With the last  weeks of winter upon us and spring about to arrive the pressure is now on to finish the pruning of deciduous trees.

These grafted Scottish "Wych" Elms, Ulmus glabra var horizontalis, in The Forecourt, will eventually  provide shady "umbrellas" for car parking during the heat of summer.  But even with these expensive grafted varieties it is still necessary to prune in order to achieve the desired outcome.

Structural pruning such as this is an ongoing maintainance task which needs annual attention.  The careful shaping of trees and shrubs to achieve structure and form is fundamental to our design approach in all the gardens surrounding the house.  For more about The House Gardens click here.

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