Pear Tree Patio Espalier Trellis Project Complete

Miss Honey with the Pear Tree Patio Espalier Trellis

Miss Honey with the Pear Tree Patio Espalier Trellis

About a month ago, I shared with Karl a vision I had to espalier the pear trees… the espalier design would be more beautiful and functional for our guests. The design essentially flattens the tree’s branches agains a vertical frame/wall. The flattened (and thinned) branches will help everyone to better see where the fruit is growing, and will allow for easier, cleaner, more accessible, trail-side picking. Karl and I discussed and compromised around the details of the design for a few days and then a decision was made.

Karl built the Pear Tree Patio Espalier Trellis over 2 days. Sunday, 8/26, he created the frame using 4×4’s, 2×4’s, and 1×1’s. He dug 6 holes for the 4×4’s, and cemented them in place. The frame became set over 3 days, 8/26-8/29. Then, this Wednesday,8/29, he finished the project with the horizontal wooden supports. We may use wire supports in the future, but we like the look of the wood while we are beginning to train the branches to the frame.

The finished project looks beautiful from all approaches and gives people a sense of enjoying an outdoor dining room. The trellis offers additional privacy for diners, while allowing visibility through the trellis for viewing flora, fauna, and people outside the “room.”

Moving forward with a listening heart,
vision, inquiry, and action,
~ Mary

Learn more about “Espalier” Design at Wikipedia

Karl (and Mary) enjoy a 3pm Peach Lemonade at the Pear Tree Patio on Wednesday, 8/29/18.

Karl (and Mary, photographer) enjoy a 3pm Peach Lemonade at the Pear Tree Patio on Wednesday, 8/29/18.

Pear Tree Patio Espalier Trellis Frame Built 8/26/18.

Pear Tree Patio Espalier Trellis Frame Built 8/26/18.

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