Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Hat-racked Tree

Pruned tree, Villa Maria, Livorno
A heavily pruned plane tree in the park of “Villa Maria”. Hat-racking is the severe act of pruning a tree by reducing the length of branches, lowering the tree height, stubbing or removing foliage so that the tree resembles a hat or coat rack. It seems that this should not be an acceptable pruning practice.

External links: Why Topping Hurts Trees (Trees Are Good)

10 comments:

crocrodyl said...

The same is in Poland, such pruning practice makes me angry.

Robert Geiss said...

There's a Greek song, which refers to people, using such branches as a metaphor.


Traveling Hawk said...

A splendid contrast with the deep blue sky!

Barbara Farr said...

They prune crepe myrtle trees here like that here. We let ours grow as big as they like.

Randy said...

Soon it will be full again.

Gunn said...

Perhaps too much, but to me it looks arty and nice.
I hope it will grow back to normal again.

Dina said...

I never knew this name. "Hat-racking" is appropriate.
By whatever name or none, the practice of it is always painful to see at first.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It does seem harsh VP, but trees are so hardy, before long it will be green again.

Stefan Jansson said...

I have seen similar and much worse pruning practices in my area.

JM said...

This one looks like a broom! :-)