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By Jenlou

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I have a salix flamingo tree that has got very big and is leaning to the left-side. i wanted to know if i can cut back the thick branch with a pruning saw to relieve the pressure on the main stem, if i can when would be the best time to do so?



This would be better left till spring, but if you're desperate, you will have to do it now while the tree is dormant.

4 Dec, 2010


This may be grafted onto a rootstock, so examine the part where the head rises from the trunk for signs of a graft. If you were to cut below this graft you will lose the variegated top and the rootstock will grow again. This is usually a boring green willow plant. If in doubt, take some photos and post them on the question for us to examine it for you.

6 Dec, 2010

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