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Actually we had to have it cut down, because it was leaning precariously towards the house, before it falls.

The ’Tree picker’ came with a big truck equipted with a remote control crane, saw and grip.

Swish, swish, swish and it was down in a couple of hours. All that was left was a tall stump and a pile of branches and debris.

I thought it would be traumatic – our favorite tree – but we managed quite well. It looks pretty good already and opened up a whole new space.

Our friend Agnes brought us a tree from her horticulture school.

It’s a himalaya birch.

Now it’s in the ground, watered and tied up for support with the best possible horticultural guidance.

I was raking leaves around the big oak tree next to our house yesterday and discovered that it has taken some wind in the last storm.

It’s been leaning for many years because it is situated up against bed rock, so it doesn’t have any deep roots on one side. We’ve been watching it the last couple of years. Now Alfrida (the storm) has loosened it even more.

It seems a little too precarious now, so we have decided it has to come down soon in a controlled manner.

This will leave a big hole in the landscape and in our hearts. A tragedy.

In the meantime Farmer Ericsson and neighbors have been here and stabilized it with heavyduty chains to a nearby tree, because a new storm is brewing, until a tree doctor can come and take it down gracefully.

Everybody says you’ve got to trim (prune) those trees, and I agree, untrimmed apple trees look pretty ugly, so I too do it.

I’m almost done with the apple trees.

Some don’t need trimming, like pear trees, and some trees and bushes are better pruned in the summer or fall, like the prunes and plums.

It’s that time of year. Every year the fruit trees need to be pruned or at least trimmed. 

  

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As always, I use the no-method approach  – whatever looks and feels nice. 

This year I’ve also trimmed all the small trees that I’ve planted over the last few years, cutting off all the lower branches and root shoots. 

  

  

  

  

Mostly plum, prune and cherry trees.

Someday this will be a double hedge or tunnel hedge.

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It is still good weather for planting more trees – wet and not too cold. The seedlings where dug up in the spring and potted, so that the roots could develop during the summer and fall. They almost never have any trouble surviving the winter and getting rooted in time for the dry weather in spring and summer.

This year I’ve planted at least 50 trees. Many kinds of fruit and nuts, shade trees and wind breaks. The hedges have a mix of just about any large growing tree I can find. The more variety the better.

The weather appears to be turning colder. Autumn is ending, and winter is coming on.

I found some more plants on sale last week, so in an end of season effort I planted 12 more trees and bushes completing one end of the hedge.

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With frost holding firm, I got the second crop circle done – the clay soil turned over, ditching improved and leaves spread over the turned soil.

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But not without plenty of rest in the ‘bus stop’.

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At Rosendals Trädgård today.

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The straight and narrow road to Djurbygård, our home, is lined with majestic trees – lindens and maples. The fog of this morning has been transformed into rimfrost by the freezing temperatures. In the summer the linden flowers exude a strong fragrance that attracts multitudes of bees and insects causing the allé to buzz with life.