take care


winter prune

looks awkward yet safe

care taken


This is my contribution to the one a week week Photo Challenge my second one for 2017 and the challenge is is Awkward . For this years challenge planned by Cathy and Sandra visit Cathy’s blog at  https://nanacathydotcom.wordpress.com/one-a-week-photo-challenge-2017/

These arborists were carefully doctoring our 90 year old North American Liquid Amber. This tree was planted when the house was built. A common practice in our immediate suburbs with Californian Bungalow houses, many of which remain, and also usually so do the trees. Sadly however there is a gradual replacement over time as developers  or the nouveau rich ( the only difference being whose money!) buy a bungalow  outbidding genuine house savers and then demolish the house and garden and replace  them with fence to fence Mc Mansions and hard surfaces. Occasionally they grab two together and put a tennis court on the other block. Artificial environments for artificial people?

24 thoughts on “take care

  1. These men make the pruning look so easy! It is such a shame when local people get out-bid and developers move in. We saw a lot of that when we lived south of the border. In some parts they introduced ‘local-occupancy’ clauses to stem the tide.


  2. That is not a job for the faint hearted! I remember watching some guys trim a huge gum tree close to our house, I was so nervous watching them, but they obviously have the skill and experience to do that kind of work. I reckon they earn every penny!


  3. I had look up American Liquid Amber, it’s a dazzler in autumn! Those men are skillful. I had a tree near to my house done a couple years ago. I was a nervous wreck. A nice post Denis.


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