Auckland – West                          Mainly West of Queen Street – seen through my lens

August 13, 2010

Winter Pruning

Filed under: New Lynn,People,Sky — paul @ 7:12 am
Winter Pruning

Winter Pruning

Leafy avenues are an asset – but they require some looking after. As rain clouds threaten, the arborists of Treescapes do the necessary maintenance of the plane trees in Seabrook Avenue, New Lynn, removing dead branches, shaping the trees and reducing the tangle of past growth. Careful maneuvering is required to get between the branches and to avoid the power lines. The men in their abseiling gear are fun to watch.

A Skywatch Friday photo. More Skywatch images at the Skywatch Site!


  1. I hope they did a good job for you!

    Comment by Tricia — August 13, 2010 @ 7:45 am

  2. It looks rather dangerous but it makes a great picture!

    Comment by Jossie — August 13, 2010 @ 8:12 am

  3. Looks like they do a good job. More months I could see like that here too. happy Friday!


    Comment by Manang Kim — August 13, 2010 @ 8:48 am

  4. What a wonderful capture this is. A slice of everyday living added to a little skywatching. Thanks.

    Comment by Ewok — August 13, 2010 @ 8:49 am

  5. A very good shot, thanks for sharing!

    Comment by Celine — August 13, 2010 @ 12:47 pm

  6. I suspect that more than making the trees pretty, the workers wanted to keep the branches out of the power lines. What ever the motive, it’s a great shot.

    Comment by Martha Z — August 13, 2010 @ 4:23 pm

  7. This is much more interesting that the usual cloud picture. The job requires that the worker be part monksy and part acrobat.

    Comment by Tulsa Gentleman — August 13, 2010 @ 4:47 pm

  8. What an amazing sight. I hope they get paid a lot, especially the one in the tree, at least danger money.

    Comment by Bill — August 13, 2010 @ 9:21 pm

  9. Looks like a beautiful day, I would love to be taking photos from that basket.

    Comment by PJ — August 13, 2010 @ 9:42 pm

  10. What a beautiful photo ! I like the shot of man on the tree..look great and look risky

    Comment by boom nisanart — August 14, 2010 @ 9:23 am

  11. I like the man on the tree. Wonder if his employer’s insurance covers him working this way.

    Comment by ann chin, New Zealand — August 14, 2010 @ 5:05 pm

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