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Knotted willow cut back to the trunk

Knotted willow cut back to the trunk
Posted by: Jostein Kvale (IP Logged)
Date: November 07, 2007 10:01


At our house in The Hague, the Netherlands, we asked the caretaker to cut back the knotted willow in the front garden so it didn't obstruct the pavement and didn't take too much light from the upstairs windows. The instruction from the caretaker to the gardener appears not to have been as clear: the gardener cut every branch back to the trunk and lopped off the top of the trunk. Two meters of naked trunk is left. The gardener claims the tree will be as good as new by next summer; another 'expert' claims it will never look like a tree again. Who's right? Should I demand that the gardener replaces the tree with a healthy one?


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|  Knotted willow cut back to the trunk Jostein Kvale 07/11/2007 10:01
||  Re: Knotted willow cut back to the trunk Newt 07/11/2007 23:34
||  Re: Knotted willow cut back to the trunk chris 12/11/2007 12:20

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