Need to get a bigger ladder soon

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by grandview (2006), Jun 28, 2013.

  1. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
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  2. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
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    Id cut it way back this winter so you can still use that door.
     
  3. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
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    Actually,there is a lot of space between there. and they don't use it.
     
  4. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I know this is going to sound offensive but you need to learn how to properly trim on as well. You shiould be inside the tree thinking the thing out not turning it into a hedge. It too late now but the stem structure should look just as nice in the winter as it does with the leaves in it. There are lots of books illustrating proper tree pruning styles. Do it right, charge more and prosper.
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  5. RussellB

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    Is that a Bloodgood maple?
     
  6. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
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    It's OK to shape a tree anyway the client wishes and a perfect crown is a popular look for maples,,, especially when it needs to stay small...

    Are you letting it get larger every year??? It looks like its green partner will be starting the process soon as well... :)
     
  7. RussellB

    RussellB LawnSite Fanatic
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    I actually like the looks/shape of that tree. I have a Bloodgood maple on the corner of my house that needs shaping but I was concerned about damaging the tree. looks like they do well.
     
  8. Smallaxe

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    It is a good idea to keep the branches from dying on the inside as you shape the tree by cutting down to the trunk on some occassions to allow new branches to grow into the crown...
     
  9. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Desiring your tree to be a specific shape and trimming so it grows that shape does not mean you are trimming wrong. Apparently you have never been to the epcot center or universal studios or Disney world.
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  10. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
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    Another one. The fence is about 6 ft so go from there.

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