Pollarding Catalpas: An Update

Late last fall, I did a ton of research and decided to pollard our catalpa trees.

But even with the research I did I found lots of conflicting information, didn’t know what I was doing, and I knew I was taking a risk.

So all winter I have been staring at these ugly stumps and questioning my decision:

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But my gamble appears to be paying off!  All three trees are sending out new shoots!

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Here’s hoping our trees never get so out of hand again!