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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

I'm a Professional Photographer, Apparently

This enigmatic photo appeared in an Ottawa Citizen story here.

The photo is credited to yours truly. I do have vague memories of taking the shot; I'm pretty sure it's Jim Hole's hand. We were writing an article on the proper pruning cut. How the shot wound up in the Citizen, WITH credit, is a mystery to me.


Anonymous said...

Good to see you back and blogging! Susan.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm, tough to see if it's being done properly, but a cut should've been done on the bottom of the branch first - this stops the falling branch from peeling a huge strip of bark down the tree. Paul T.

Earl J. Woods said...

You're quite right, Paul, an undercut is required, and we definitely pointed it out in the original article. If I remember correctly, the first cut being made is just preliminary; before sawing all the way through, you must make a cut on the underside of the branch to prevent the stripping problem.