Sunday, November 27, 2011

The woodman didn't listen to Phil Harris.

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15 comments:

Scarlet Blue said...

So, is the tree a pile of logs now?
Make sure they are seasoned well before burning.
Sx

Judy (kenju) said...

Did he remove it all - or just trim it? A lovely view behind it.

Pat said...

Scarlet: no the tree is still standing - I'm fairly sure it is protected. Just had a short back and sides. The woodman macerates what he lops and takes it away. The noise is horrendous.

Pat said...

Judy: he just trims it - every three years.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

It is always shocking, isn't it? Especially when The Woodsman doesn't seem to have any Asthetic Balance.....But, we know it will grow back, just the way your hair does...lol! I hate that Buzz Saw Siund....UGH!

Granny Annie said...

A good climbing tree keeps from the expense of playground equipment. If we ever chop down our cherry tree we'll have one grandchild very upset.

Pat said...

Naomi: it was the machine that macerates the logs that was the killer.

Granny Annie: I hope your cherry tree is not so tall as this one. My boys used to love our old apple trees in the garden in Kent

john.g. said...

It does them good every now and then. It'll shoot like hell next spring!

R. Sherman said...

Yes, but the tree will be more glorious in coming years. It's the wonder of pruning. I think you'll wind up thanking him.

Cheers.

angryparsnip said...

My Goodness that is a huge tree. It looks like he could have timed the top a little more.
I have special nurserymen who take care of my citrus trees, so I don't have to watch then like a hawk when they trim anymore.

Is the tree on your land or the neighbors ?
Love to see a picture of it in full leaf...

cheers, parsnip

Pat said...

John: it usually does:)

Randall: we don't mind at all - we feel safer when it is done - it's the doing of it that's the bug bear.

Parsnip: I took the photos before he finished. If you look carefully you can see him - still at it.
Our neighbour used to live in our house and built his present house in the grounds so the tree is now his on his property. We get the benefit of it - and the leaves in autumn:) There are quite a lot of photos of it on the blog but can't just pin point them at the moment.

Vagabonde said...

Some trees have to be severely pruned to grow well – they prune many trees in France every winter but they grow back. I have been traveling and will be again but when I am back I try to catch up and read all the back posts. I read yours. I don’t know of any bloggers getting together (marriage) but I know of at least 3 couples who found their mates on the Internet.

We just flew back from California where we cooked a storm for Thanksgiving – turkey and so many dishes – enough to feed 35 people – we were only a dozen – my daughter has so much food left over – too bad I could not carry leftover turkey in my suitcase.

LL Cool Joe said...

We've just had a batch of our trees pruned too. They look a bit brutal but by next spring I'm sure it will be fine.

I hope.

Guyana-Gyal said...

That tree looks nekkid and ashamed. I hope its clothes grow back thick and lovely in the spring :-)

Pat said...

Vagabonde: I really appreciate your making time to visit - I know how difficult it can be to find the time when life intrudes.
I feel your pain at the parting with the left -over:)

Joey: they will burgeon - lovely word:)

GG: that's part of the magic of spring. I love that word nekkid;)