Irish yew topiary

Reshaping An Avenue of Irish Yew

Finished a project last week reshaping an avenue of Irish Yew. The yews had grown too large and were starting to dominate the space. The original plan was to undertake a major renovation by cutting the yews back to a solid framework of branches. This would have reduced the size of the yews but is a long term solution as they would have taken at least five years to recover. Also many of the yews were missing their central stems after previous renovations so cutting back to a framework would have been difficult. So instead it was decided to give…