Thursday, January 12, 2012

Pruning our Old Weeping Mulberry

The weeping mulberry in The Main Courtyard has recently been pruned back very hard, revealing the beauty of the trunk and branch structure.

We had neglected to prune this twenty year old tree for a couple of seasons and the huge amount of growth led to it blowing over in late November 2011, a victim of the strong winds we get here on top of The Great Australian  Dividing Range.
Clive and our frequent visitor, Elaine Paton, trimmed it back to a skeleton, propped it back up and hoped for the best.
We weren't at all sure the tree would survive all of this, but it is slowly coming back and looking more beautiful than ever after its ordeal.  As they say "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger".  For more on The Main Courtyard click here

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