Sunday, March 26, 2017

Small Prunus Mume (Apricot)

Yesterday's work carried out on a customers Japanese Apricot. I'm guessing it was field grown and to get it sizeable enough for sale, sacrificial branches were allowed to extend to thicken the trunk. On the downside this leaves a lot of unsightly flat cuts and a little dieback. I was asked to make the cuts a ltitle mere like natural deadwood. This is quite often seen on old Cherry varieties.