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Re: Problem tree please help

Re: Problem tree please help
Posted by: chris (IP Logged)
Date: April 30, 2007 16:56

Well the first thing that strikes me is that if the tree is only in leaf for four months or so it is doesn't sounds as if it is particularly healthy.

It really doesn't sound as if the tree is meeting your needs. It sounds like it is too big for the space it is in, dominates the garden and brings few benefits. It is rarely a good idea to try to manage a large growing tree species into a small space - much better to plant a tree that is in keeping with the space in the first place. And if the tree is in poor health, which your description of the foliage suggests it might be, then pruning to contain it in the space is not going to help it all. My instinct, having never seen the tree of course, is that the best course of action may well be to fell it and replant with something more appropriate.

But this is the sort of situation where you really need to get a competent arboriculturist to come out and advise you. You can find some advice on choosing an arborist here

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