You may remember this Bald cypress forest from my recent blog about it. I had replaced two of the trees and added another two. Those new additions are now growing, so today seemed like a perfect time to do some work on the taller specimens.

First order of business: take off all the wire.

Next, the center tree gets trimmed.

Now the larger specimen on the right.

The larger specimen at the left of the planting was the most overgrown. It just had two many branches in the crown, so these need thinning out and trimming.

This tree also needed some help in the apex. I’m using the flat-top style for the large trees in this forest, so a little wire helps with the future design.

A final bit of trimming for the day, and that’s all for now.

I really like this BC forest, and I’m looking forward to seeing it develop. What do you think?