Pollarding Getty Center Sycamores

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  1. yousatonmycactus

    yousatonmycactus Active Member

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    Ventura, CA., USA
    Here are two photos from this weeks trip to the Getty Center. The first is a group of sycamores that have been pollarded in order to keep an umbrella like shape when they leaf out over the picnic area.

    The second are the same trees (age/nursery/planting date), without the extreme pruning technique. In each case, the subject trees are planted in approximately 24 inches of soil, and the roots are cabled downward to insure stability.

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    Last edited: Feb 19, 2007

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