"Pollarded Black Locust Trees: I cut the tree at waist height to facilitate more bushy growth that can serve as a screen from the neighbors, as well as continue producing high quality rot-resistant pole wood for garden stakes and other projects.
Below you can see the first new shoots sprouting back in early June. The other pics are pre- and post-pruning last weekend. Look how big they got in only 3 weeks!
People often consider Black Locust a weed tree or invasive species. Not only are they one of the hardest, most rot-resistant woods of the North East, they are incredible soil builders that regenerate disturbed soils to rich, dark earth!"
"It’s been a busy season here in the young perennial garden. Slugs won’t let the horseradish grow, aphids almost killed the plum tree, and the hot, dry conditions have required daily watering to keep these plants alive on deep sandy soil.
And some kinda vermin is getting into my fruit and nut seedlings!"