Before apples

Before apples

Before apples, Bridgewater, Connecticut © Steven Willard

I have no idea how old these apple trees are, but they have grown into odd shapes in the process of yearly pruning.

 

Ochard

Hanging in there, Bridgewater, Connecticut © Steven Willard

Sometimes pruning isn’t enough and drastic measures are needed to prevent serious damage. A freak snowstorm early in the fall when leaves were still on the branches overpowered this tree and split it all the way to the ground, but it isn’t giving up. There are apples here, but not many. It looks as though the trees are working hard just feeding the new growth.

Olympus OMD EM1 with 12-40mm f2.8 zoom. Processed with Nik Silver Efex Pro 2.

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