[NAFEX] mulberries - pollarding (was pruning to weep)

Hilborn.E at epamail.epa.gov Hilborn.E at epamail.epa.gov
Tue Jun 2 16:50:32 EDT 2009

Thank you.

I like the site. very informative. I also like: "Topping mature trees is
not pollarding - it is a crime against nature"

How true.  There is a terrible trend here in the NC Piedmont for people
to severely truncate their century-old oaks.  They sprout weak growth
the second year, then tend to decline quickly. Most are dead within 5
years.  By then, the tree "surgeon" (murderer) has cashed the check,
spent the proceeds, and is long gone.

Betsy Hilborn
 7a NC

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