Thursday, July 5, 2012

The Importance of Trimming

Before Trimming

After Trimming

The left side has been trimmed & the right side has not been trimmed.

About 8 years ago the electric company came through and totally cut down (to the ground) these giant trees that were interfering with the power lines.  These trees are on our property but since they were causing problems with the electric lines we had no say in the matter.

My in-laws had planted these trees in the late 60's or early 70's believing that what they were planting was a hedge.  Well, they grew and grew and became mammoth trees.  It wasn't until 8 years ago when we discovered that this actually was a hedge - all that was missing was the "trimming"!!!!

This is proof - Trimming is Important.   

When they are not trimmed - The hedge below grows into these giant trees seen above.  (Seriously - I wouldn't have believed it either if I hadn't witnessed it myself).


  1. My husband's grandparents have something like that too. They used to have cedar hedges (although I do know cedar bushes do turn into trees) in the backyard but now they have giant cedar trees which is really bad if a windstorm rips through since cedar trees are the first to come down!

    Blogging Buddies Team

  2. Ha! Who would have thought such a thing! But it is so sad that the power company cut them down. Now I'm wondering about some small trees we transplanted from the front to the back yard -- maybe they are hedges too!

  3. Aw, but I would feel so bad keeping such giants confined to a hedge size...! :(


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