Sunday, November 15, 2015

Trimming Palms

Pruning palm trees, Piazza del Municipio, Livorno
I do not like palms: the only kind of tree that I like even less is a trimmed palm tree.
Pruning palm trees, Piazza del Municipio, Livorno
Pruning palm trees, Piazza del Municipio, Livorno
My grandfather considered pruning trees an art of sorts, which he practiced skilfully, but I am not sure if he knew about palms...

Work in Progress - The Other Half - Four Palms - A New Piazza del Municipio - The New Square

See also: Town Hall - Palazzo Granducale - Piazza del Municipio - Municipal Building - Town Hall Facade

12 comments:

Revrunner said...

Aw, come on VP! They're cool looking. :-)

Taken For Granted said...

Palms mean places with soft breezes and warm nights. I also liked the palm before it was trimmed, but it will eventually grow back.

Halcyon said...

It does look a little sad after the "haircut". Does this practice help keep the trees healthier?

EG CameraGirl said...

How interesting that you don't like palm trees. Since we don't have any here north of Toronto, I was always consider them exotic and often include them in memories of warm places i have visited. ;)

Lowell said...

Some palm trees I don't like, such as the ones we had around our pool at our old house in Ocala. They dropped black berries all around the pool and in the pool - what a mess and they had to be trimmed at least twice a year at some expense!

Sharon Anck said...

Living in a land of palm trees, I see trimming going on all the time. I do however, see what you mean in this photo. The big full tree is much nicer looking than the trimmed one.

William Kendall said...

This one ends up looking like it had a buzz cut.

RedPat said...

I didn't know they had to be trimmed!

cieldequimper said...

Oh my goodness your caption made me laugh!!!!

Luis Gomez said...

These are beautiful shots. Lovely palms.

Stefan Jansson said...

What's not to like?

Dina said...

They do look a bit weird, even stripped, after a severe trimming.