Crataegus monogyna

My slightly neglected hawthorn was trimmed. During last session back in May this year I left bottom growth untouched. Now branches were reduced including bottom growth. In winter I plan to wire it and it will have basic structure ready next year. I plan to achieve umbrella shaped crown for the future. In summer I left one of the flowers on tree and now I have little haws (or berries?), I wonder of my favorite black birds will have them for lunch when they ripen. 

August 2015 before work

and after reduction...




May 2015


August 2015