Sarlat is regarded as the jewel in the crown of the Perigord. I'm lucky in that it's my nearest good sized town and that I get to visit it often. I popped there this morning to do a bit of shopping and was taken aback at the care and attention paid to pruning the literally hundreds of trees.
I know it as pollarding, you may know it under a different name. Either way, the result is impressive .
Some are very old and have beautiful bark. I think they're London Plane correct me if I'm wrong.
This is the little car park where I parked up this morning, opposite a hotel and beside another line of well pruned trees.
Even the trees that line the side streets have been neatly clipped.
Everything will look so different in a couple of months, not that they look bad now.