A Little Bit of Cypress in the Sun

Dunning, Kruger, and Me

Ironically enough, I titled this post forgetting that I actually did most of the work at night. When the temperature often hits 95 F (35 C) by 10:30 in the morning, one tends to do these things. Sorry for some of the photos in advance.

Today I’m going to walk through some of the work I did on a cypress I’ve had for about 4 years now.

It’s been through its fair share of trauma. When I first got it, I did a trunk chop right above the base. I did it because that’s what people told me I should do. I didn’t know enough to say otherwise. The year after, however, I had gotten enough of seeking advice before every choice I made. I decided to just mess around and see what would happen.

I proceeded to blowtorch the same area I had cut just a year before. I…

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