Tree Pruning around the Performance Hall

Summer is a great time to prune. Pruning spring blooming trees and shrubs soon after they bloom means you can prune without cutting off new flower buds that are about to form for next year. On many trees, such as birch, the sap has stopped running and you will not risk "bleeding" the tree. Summer pruning is also good for shaping a tree or shrub since it does not promote the vigorous growth that happens in spring. Since we couldn't work with soils this past wet Friday, we took advantage of the time to prune. Our first line of attack was to shape up the paper birch trees we planted in front of the Performance Hall two summers ago. They are growing rapidly and the trunks are starting to chan

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Native Gardens of Blue Hill
creating public gardens of Maine native plants
Blue Hill, Maine