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Monday, May 27, 2002

Pruning, Again. tackled the redtips

Pruning, Again. tackled the redtips below the sunroom window and the back fence hollies again on sunday. also worked on the redtip by the side fence - this one has become more tree than bush and is (was) a good 12+ feet high. it was also shading the mini roses too much.

oh yeah, and i pruned some still-unidentified thorny tree-thing by the driveway fence. this particular specimen has small, attractive, evergreen leaves and last fall it put out masses of tiny white flowers followed by red berries. i noticed that the berries stayed intact through the winter and birds didn't really seem to be eating them (although that could have been because we park the car right next to it). however, this thing, whatever it is, has truly evil thorn-spikes of up to two inches long. it also has a habit of growing more horizontal than vertical and was getting grossly overbalanced with some heavy branches on the left. so i (hopefully) alleviated some of this problem.

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