Even trees need a haircut.

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Fall is tree pruning time and since our two mature apples and one small crabapple were in desperate need, we hired a professional arborist.

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That’s him tackling the out of control crabapple.

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And that’s him strapped onto a branch thinning out our (probably 45 year old) Macintosh.

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There were branches everywhere by the end of the day.

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Which made me glad clean up was included in the price.

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Crabapple before, with a 2×4 holding up a broken section.

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Crabapple after. It looks positively naked, but he assured us it would fill back in nicely next spring.

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Mature apples before.

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Mature apple trees after. The lighting is bad, but trust me… they were thinned out considerably and are probably breathing a sigh of relief as we speak.

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The arborist was here for 5 hours and did a wonderful job trimming and cleaning up. He even raked the lawn.

(The pear tree was also pruned, but I forgot to snap pics.)

Cost?

$400…. which I think was very reasonable.

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20 thoughts on “Even trees need a haircut.”

  1. That is a nice job for a reasonable price. After sliding over rotting apples and trying to mow over them, dropped by two old and out-of-control trees at the edge of my yard, I think I’ll be searching for a local arborist to trim back some limbs next year.

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  2. Father Time gave me a haircut and left my limbs intact, although he did hand out a few close shaves over the years. He must get a kick out of making heads bald, because otherwise, it was a fruitless endeavor

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