Today the fellas from Michael’s Tree Service came to trim the Norway Maple in the backyard. The plan was to raise the canopy and ‘punch holes’ in that canopy to let more sunshine into the back gardens.  Here’s a view of the tree as Matt begins the trimming.

ready to begin

Four guys worked in 90 degree weather to prune the tree, let in some more light, and finally to carry away all the trimmings they extracted from the tree. All I had to do was to make sure they had plenty of fluids and frequent breaks. Here are a couple of shots of the work in progress and the final result. 

dave and Matt begin


holes in the canopy

There is a lot more sky in the backyard.  But come next spring there will more sun for the pie garden.