A Frosty Morning Workout.

Every January I wait for a frosty morning to pollard the Acer negundo Flamingo.

Without the cold weather, even in January, the sap will pour from the cut wounds, which could over time weaken the tree. The branches provide a lovely winter grey blue colour.

This is done to maintain the beautiful leaf colours, otherwise it can revert to green.

The first cuts.
Done, now back inside for a coffee and warm up.
Acer negundo Flamingo

Next the rambling roses.

Do you have a cold weather must do job?