Sunday, May 27, 2012

Little Men at Work

Over the past two weekends we've worked with some of our wonderful neighbors to cut down 3 pickup trucks worth of bamboo. We love having the view of bamboo out our window but over the years without much pruning, we have ended up with an unhealthy mix of brown and dying bamboo mixed in with the live stuff. The two huge snowstorms (Dec. 2009 and Jan. 2010) weighed the branches down terribly and many never recovered. It was time.

Susanne led the charge (the bamboo spans many property lines along our row houses) and Danny and Benji were really interested in the project and both "helped". Benji was particularly proud to wear big over-sized winter gloves so he could be like everyone else. It finally looks better and I for one am glad to be done with it. Between the scratches and the copious amounts of bird "you know what" in the branches,  I'll be glad to look at it all from a distance now rather than up close and personal. Here is a pic or two of the project.

Before the pruning

Danny loading up the truck

Benji, not to be outdone by his older brother.
It may look super pruned but do you have any idea how fast bamboo grows? Well done Susanne and team!

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