Crown Lifting: The Key to Being Queen Custodian to a Doug Fir in the City

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There is nothing like lifting the crown of a huge evergreen tree when you live in the city.
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There are two Doug firs on this property and admittedly, they’ve not been tended to until recently. (This is the post from last spring about the Medusa-headed specimen on the south side of the house.)

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Now that the light is flooding in, I can reexamine what to do with what’s underneath the tree. I had been planning on doing a big makeover anyway to really tidy up the design so wish me luck! There will be many more posts to come…

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12 thoughts on “Crown Lifting: The Key to Being Queen Custodian to a Doug Fir in the City

  1. Yay for that! And I like that you didn't go overboard either. Too often I see people trim it up too far so they won't have to do it again for another 20 years. Then the tree ends up looking like a tiny little Christmas tree on top of a 30 ft trunk.

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  2. Wow…that is a HUGE improvement…it's like you doubled the space available somehow! It must feel amazing to have it so much more open and bright…can't wait to see what you end up doing in your re-hab of the garden!

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