Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Three Weird Sisters

Earlier in the week, I wrote of the wrong-headedness of topping a tree. These trees have been topped and are now doubling, tripling, and perhaps quadrupling their branch growth rates to "fill in" their hacked off main branches. So if they don't keep getting topped--they end up looking like the three weird sisters of a certain Shakespeare play--kind of bushy and over-grown. Topping your tree is like giving it a really short haircut--it's going to need to be trimmed back ever after.

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