[NAFEX] Pruning standards
tolenio at sentex.net
Thu Mar 18 07:51:02 EST 2004
Is there a "pruning chainsaw" or were you being funny?
I would like to take a chainsaw to a couple of those standard trees and top them. The apples never get picked
from up there, and it just shades out the lower tree.
However, not my orchard, and would just create larger pruning nightmares.
Jason MacArthur wrote:
> Last year I made a trade with a neighbor. In exchange for multiple
> bushels of Northern Spies from her big old neglected trees, I would
> make some effort to bring them back into balance. Well, I got through
> three of the six trees, each one taking approximately six hours. This
> year I bought myself a pruning chainsaw- I suspect each of those trees
> would take me about one hour now. Use the right tool!
> Jason MacArthur
> Zone 4/5 Marlboro, Vt.
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