A Tale of a Street and Two Trees…
Last month as I was leaving from a landscape consultation, I took some time to drive by a few of the landscapes in the neighborhood.
I immediately noticed that quite a few people had Olive trees growing in their front yards.
There was a large difference in how some of the homeowners pruned their Olive trees…
Believe it or not, both of the trees pictured above are the same type of Olive tree.
Some people like to formally prune their Olive trees while others like theirs to grow naturally.
Which one would you prefer?
I know which look I prefer and it is much healthier for the tree and much less maintenance.
How about you?
Which style of pruning do you like – formal or natural?
Noelle, Interesting how that same type of tree can look so different. I think with the style of house I prefer the trimmed form. I trim one of my trees (a Scott Pine) something like that in my Asian Garden. Gives me the right look for that patio space. I like the contrast you did in the posting today. Jack
Definitely prefer the natural look. Those lollypop-shaped things are just weird. What is the point of growing olive trees if they look nothing like olive trees?
Prefer the natural approach.
Although I think those olive trees are too large (if grown naturally) for those size lots. IMHO, they totally dominate the lot and loom over the houses.
Just my 2 cents.
Natural all the way! The pruning looks okay….but natural is so much prettier…creates shade….seems to serve more desirable purposes…