words of advice

August 31, 2006

words of advice

If you are, say, a local tree trust, dedicated to restoring the street trees in your town, and are doing quite well, and get some extra money, and decide to replant a whole street of hawthorn (incidentally removing a certain photographer’s favourite tree in the process) you may wish to consider (a) not planting standards in the middle of the summer but in the spring or autumn when the trees are dormant and more likely to go well (b) not pruning them ruthlessly the moment they appear to be establishing themselves thus destroying their ability to photosynthesise and (c) watering them occasionally when you get the hottest July on record. Just a thought.

Otherwise you might end up with a whole street of brand new, dead, trees. Like this one.


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