Up a Tree

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.

IMG_3450When 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.




About Mary Tang

An urban orchardist everyday, a volunteer regularly, a poet sometimes and a blogger since March 2015. I travel when I can. Food is a constant.
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11 Responses to Up a Tree

  1. Jan Schaper says:

    Just looking at the swing photos gives a feeling of playful serenity. Thank you for sharing, Mary. Enjoy your orchard paradise!

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  2. gaiainaction says:

    Such a beautiful tree Mary, looks very exotic. Love it.

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  3. taphian says:

    nice place you have, Mary. I would love to sit under a jaccaranda tree in the sun. We have snow here! Cheers Mitza

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  4. Laurie Graves says:

    That swing is just right. And, that man can sure climb!

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  5. Love the thought of you on your swing, Mary

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