March 24, 2010 § 2 Comments
We’re steadily chipping away at all the home improvement projects on our lists. When we moved in over the summer, I claimed gardening and yard care as my responsibilities. The yard was such a neglected mess that I’ve been dealing with the most visible problems first… weeds, tree felling, and most recently some tree pruning.
A few months ago, I discovered the beautiful evergreen tree along our fence line had a double trunk. Not good, right? I’m pretty sure most trees only have one trunk. Well, that might be because trees with multiple trunks have a tendency to split. The best way to address the issue before it becomes a problem is to prune the secondary trunk/leader. Can I admit that I wasn’t happy with this solution? I was a little worried that the tree would look like a three-year old got ahold of a pair of scissors and gave herself a haircut. Thankfully, the removal of the secondary trunk only left a few minor bald patches that will be covered by new growth over time. For now, I admire the tree from its good side.