These trees were last trimmed, down to the level of the fence, approximately 4 years ago. Just look how they have grown. So it is time to get “Big Jim” and his team in to get them back under control.
It was poetry in motion watching him working.
Meanwhile in the front garden the team were thinning out the Golden Cane Palms.
Jack helps drag the branches round to the mulcher. What team work…
With the leaning palm fronds down there is more light getting to my no-dig veggie patch.
The big paper bark and gum are not really very suitable for such a small garden, but we inherited them when we bought the house in 1998. being natives we are not allowed to chop them right down. It looks quite a drastic prune but in next to no time they will be shooting out new branches.
The paper bark flowered so well this year, but it will be a while before it looks like this again.