Limehawk Moth at Dalton

IMG_0617This Limehawk Moth, more common in the South of England, has been spotted on a Village Green Lime Tree.

Lime Tree Pruning

Lime Trees are grown for their stature, foliage, and sweetly scented flowers. At maturity, many limes shed dead wood. They are very tolerant of pruning and training and are often pollarded. Limes produce large burrs, that give rise to a mass of upward growing epicormic shoots. These usually need removing as they can spoil the crown if allowed to develop.

Thank you to Steve Burroughs for removing these shoots on the Village Green Limes.

Before Pruning:DSC_0047After Pruning:

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