The Historic Art of Trellising

Colonial Williamsburg has mastered the art of using trellises in their gardens to ease the growth and harvest of everything from beans and peas to tomatoes and cucumbers.

Three pollarded Chaste trees are kept in the Colonial Williamsburg garden at about 5 feet high. To form a pollard, the tree is first grown to the height you desire, then it is headed back before the limbs become too large.
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