Thursday, June 14, 2007

Hair cut

Canal Street is getting a new face. It started before Katrina and the construction is really starting to shape up. Part of that is these new palm trees. But, palm trees apparently don't stay green enough, so crews have to come trim off the dead or dying leaves (the yellow ones in the picture). Notice the scale of this work, though. At each new tree, the bucket truck has to be moved and the blue tarps have to be repositioned.

I wonder how often the palms have to get a little off the top.

--steve buser

13 comments:

Kate said...

Very unusual picture and it demonstrates the scale very well. The crew must be exhausted by the end of the day, don't you think?

RamblingRound said...

Interesting perspective. Looks like a lot of work, but I'm glad they are taking care of these beautiful trees.

Abraham Lincoln said...

I would think it is a lot of work too. I know my son has palm trees at his house and in his city and I don't think they do this. I suppose it might be a different kind of tree.

Nice photo of the process.

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Tara said...

They certainly are taking a lot of care, what with moving the tarps for each tree. I expected they'd let the dead branches fall where they may, and pick them up when they were done trimming. I guess the tarps are to protect the brick work below?

lv2scpbk said...

I love the looks of palm trees. Probably because I don't have them around my area.

pusa said...

wow trimming a palm! that's a difficult job, well at least it'll make the place more beautiful

Roadrider said...

Those are the yellow flowers that will ultimately produce the dates that will fall to the ground and make a mess on the sidewalk.

Dina said...

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Karola&Pamp said...

Great perspective. Is it a view from your flat/house. If yes it's very nice.
Regards

Jilly said...

This is high technology to trim a palm. I remember in Cairns, the guys used to climb the trees and lop them manually, as it were. Ditto here in the south of France.

Steve Buser said...

Tara, "I guess the tarps are to protect the brick work below?"

That was my guess too. Didn't get to . I didn' get to watch long enought to know though.

Steve Buser said...

Kate, "The crew must be exhausted by the end of the day, don't you think?"

They weren't setting any speed records here.

Steve Buser said...

Karola&Pamp said...

"Great perspective. Is it a view from your flat/house. "


I shot this from the parking garage across the street. I like to park on the 10th floor (the top) where it is open to the sky. Great view, great pictures.