A Lovely Day in April

It is a lovely humid day in April here in Santa Clara, CA. So I could not resist spending some time with the trees. It is  that time of year to check on trees for pests, halt aggressive growth and to clean out dense growth. The boxwood got mot of the attention. Tropical trees are starting to push strong now and pines are pushing huge candles that will need to be tipped soon. Olives begin to get their infestation of white fly so they had to be treated systemically and with foliage sprays. Some trees are waking with surprises. Those are the mystery trees that end up not being what you were expected but being beautiful anyway.

Olive has so many years to go and the journey has already been a long one.

Boxwood stump after thinning.

Boxwood prior to thinning.

Not the expected beauty berry more like an geranium.

Schefleura coming on strong early.

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