Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Missing another limb

When the latest branch came down from the old apple tree, I forgot to take a picture before I cut it up with the chainsaw. You can see where it was in this shot, where the fresh cut is facing the camera. To the left of that is where another limb came down several years ago.

The old apple tree is the biggest of the four remaining apple trees in our yard. A friend of ours believes it's a Bramley apple.

The tree is full of mistletoe, a parasite, and it will likely lose more limbs over the next years. One day we'll have to make the decision to take it down entirely. But it still produces apples and I use them in pies and applesauce, so we'll keep it as long as we can.

3 comments:

  1. Hi there. Could you delay that possibility, at the very least, by systematically removing the mistletoe now? MaggieB

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  2. I can hear Ken singing... "don't sit under the apple tree..." :-)!

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  3. We've never had to deal with mistletoe. Is it difficult to remove/control?

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