Yesterday an arborist came to remove the epicormic sprouts off my jacaranda tree. These sprouts grow upright from arching branches and block light and air circulation. They are usually weak growths that are more prone to diseases so they can be harmful to the tree.
When he completed that task I had another job for him – rehanging my swing. The original rope was of hemp and had started to rot. I chose it because it was organic (and more romantic) but as it turned out, impractical. A synthetic rope replaced the old one; one that will ‘last forever’.
There is no room to swing in my courtyard but I enjoy sitting on a swaying seat under the jacaranda tree.