In this photo, our awesome arborist Martin Arnest is deep inside our pitosporum tree, hacking away all the strangling vines. His assistant Noah is on the ground, having just been handed a single clump of vines from the three. ONE SINGLE CLUMP OF VINES.
We suddenly have a lot more sky in our little garden.
We suddenly have more garden in our little garden.
When we first bought the house, you literally couldn't walk through the garden, because the mulberry tree and the vines were so overgrown. I'm really delighted with the change.
And, I'll admit it now: it was hard for me to chop down this tree. I'm one of those tender hearted idiots who brings home sick house plants and nurses them back to health. I try to save every living thing, no matter how pathetic. Removing this one tree will give everything else in the garden more opportunity for growth.
I'm so impressed with the work that was done. The trees look good, the yard wasn't trashed, and there's nary a twig left on the ground. Martin is a complete sweetie-pie. Let's hope my sad neglected fruit trees flourish in the next few years!