Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Tree Trimming



This week, we tackled tree trimming. Although the apple tree produced apples this year, they were really small. The tree itself hadn't been tamed in years so, we decided to lob the top off and hope for bigger apples next year.

I don't have before pictures (our server has my older pictures held captive:-) but, here is what we cut off:



And here is what is left of the tree:



It's kind of hard to tell from these pictures but the goal is to make it short and fat. We have achieved short and in spring, hopefully, it will fill out to fat:-)

33 comments:

Homesteader in Training said...

Great job! I would love an apple tree but alas here in the Sunshine State we are prone to oranges lol.
I hope it fattens out for you in the spring. Send me down some will ya?
Blessings.

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

I had an apple tree at my old house....I miss that tree.

Alicia said...

Wow, how awesome! It looks so pretty there!

Frugal Finds said...

Bring those branches over to my house! We will turn it into mulch and reuse it!

Shan said...

I hope it grows the way you want it to. Great tackle!

Hippie Family... said...

WOW ! that was WAY longer than 5 minutes

The Happy Housewife said...

I would love an apple tree. It looks like you took a ton of branches off. Great job!
Toni

Bird, Frizzy and Our Little Yaya said...

Good job! Can't wait to see the outcome next year. How are you doing these days?

Kalisha said...

Very productive tackle! I hope your tree grows huge sweet apples! Thanks for coming by my blog too.
Kalisha

Kimberly/Mom in the City said...

Wow! That looks like a lot of work....

thotlady said...

Ahhh, short and fat...it sounds like me as a baby. :0)

Maddy said...

Interesting , short and fat are so rarely desirable!
Cheers

EmmaP said...

looks like a big job! i would have loved to seen a pic with you and a chain saw! hahaha!

Karen said...

I saw that headline and thought you were trimming your Christmas tree already. I was going to yell at you if you were...

Jennifer said...

After we pruned our apple trees a few years ago they didn't produce too many apples at first--but after a couple of years we got a lot!!

Oh2122 said...

I would so love to have an apple tree in my yard. My parents used to have a crab apple tree over their garage. It was the bane of my Dad's existence, but I loved it.

The blizzard of petals were my favorite sign of spring.

Sadly, a real storm took it down a few years ago. At least that's what my Dad *said* happened to it...

Andrea McMann said...

Great job! It should make a huge difference! :)

Brenda said...

Oh! I'd love an apple tree in my yard!

Kathleen said...

Wow, you lucky gal! I'd love an apple tree in my yard. We had some growing up and I remember my dad pruning them. Great job!

~michelle pendergrass said...

I'd let you come do mine! :)


Great tackle!

Carey said...

I feel for ya... tree trimming is a big tackle. Good job!

Pennies In My Pocket said...

Ohhhh this is something we need to do BADLY! We have 8 trees that need some serious trimming. I keep getting conflicting advice...some say to trim them in the fall and others say in January or February. I'm confused! lol

~melody~

Lisa said...

That's a big tackle! Hope the apples come out bigger next year. :)

Brandy said...

Lol. At first I thought you were talking about putting up a Christmas tree!!!! He-he Looks good, now what are you going to make with those apples?? Thanks for stopping by my blog, don't get too many visitors, yet so I get tickled pink when they come by!!!

Kolfinnas Korner said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Tree trimming sounds like work. we trim through out the summer months, and it's definatly a chore.

Tiffiney said...

Made me tired just looking at all that work...lol

Holly said...

That reminds me of the apple tree my grandmother had in her yard when we were kids. The mulberry trees were fun too. Unfortunately the only tree in my tiny yard now is a maple.

Lynne Campbell said...

Great Tackle...We trimmed trees last year...They looked sad till spring...

Good job.

Thanks for the visit at my blog....

Lynne
http://seekinghisface2.blogspot.com/

Lynne Campbell said...

Great Tackle...We trimmed trees last year...They looked sad till spring...

Good job.

Thanks for the visit at my blog....

Lynne
http://seekinghisface2.blogspot.com/

Jen B. said...

Great tackle this week! You did a fantastic job!

Z's Mom said...

Great job! Hopefully you will have a fat tree in the spring! :)

Jill Scott said...

Good tackle. It'll be interesting to see what your apples are like next year.

Amy said...

What a great box of goodies. A magical WW to you!


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