|An apple tree immediately to the left of the spruce tree in the center of the frame.|
|And now the spruce tree and a Black Locust are gone.|
I went out with the chainsaw this morning to open up the canopy around specimens I wish to favor.
My fingers got cold. Yesterday's freezing rain locked up the mechanism on the back of our outdoor thermometer and faked me into thinking it was 30 F outside. Wrong.
|A photo looking up, into the canopy before cutting.|
|After cutting. Clearly, the apple tree will get much more light than before the cutting.|
|Another before-after sequence. Cutting Black Locust suckers that are over-topping a small Chestnut planting.|
|The Chestnuts are the trees that are still holding their leaves.|