In an all too common sight, shrubs are mercilessly trimmed to ridiculous shapes and sizes for apparently no reason. The below Pittosporum tobira is a good example.
Often times, in situations such as the above, HOAs and other similar type of associations have language in maintenance contracts requiring maintenance teams to spend x amount of time on each plant per x length of time. The result? Maintenance workers and gardeners are forced to perform useless, repetitive tasks to satisfy contract language. And one great way to waste time is artfully crafting balls out of plants.
If you live in an area with similar regulations, start a dialogue with your neighbors and demand more thoughtful care and less ridiculous contracts.
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