Mimosa Tree Trim – 365 – 067

Give a man a power tool and this

Mimosa Tree

becomes this

trimmed mimosa tree

Don’t worry. It will soon look like a tree again. The neighbor down the street trims their tree each spring to look like this

trimmed mimosa tree

I expect that by fall it will look similar to when we moved here in November 2009

mimosa tree fall 2009

2 Comments

  1. Sorry to see this. Here in Arizona the landscapers trim the trees way too much. Sometimes it is simply a case of needing something to do. Others it is “everyone else is doing it, so I should too.”

    You would think a tree wouldn’t know how to grow without all our help, but it is funny that they can.

    • It does seem a little radical. But we really did need to do a major trim on the tree, as it was beginning to scrape windows and hang over into the sidewalk. Where we trimmed just a little off last spring, it grew enough to be back to the windows by fall. If we stay here, I suspect we won’t need to worry about trimming next spring.

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