7 Privets

Squat-and-Gobble-on-Filmore-7-Privets-009 Squat-and-Gobble-on-Filmore-7-Privets-011The boys and I had our work cut out for us today. The job: make seven overgrown Privet street trees into a lacy canopy. I put together a fine crew. Ricky, Sean, and I pruned while Mikey and Surge supervised the ground. Despite the loud generator noises from the PGE truck, we had a good day.

Me in a Monterey Cypress


Here I am in a Monterey Cypress in Alamo Square Park in San Francisco. Matt Colugiari took the picture. It’s posed. We went out with the sole purpose of getting a picture of me for publication. So, I’m not actually working in this tree.

Monterey Cypress, Cupressus macrocarpa are among my favorite trees to climb. They are really tall, and really sturdy. We never work on them when it is damp. Working in a damp Cypress can spead Cypress Canker. So if I’m working in a Cypress it’s probably a beautiful day and I can see for miles.