West Sussex, United Kingdom
Specimen Conifer--advice please.
I have a conifer about 25ft tall and about 7ft wide at the skirt, which I put in 27 years ago. It has been looking quite sad for a couple of years. I think it has suffered through dry summers. It is brown and dry under the fringes of green.I would be sorry to lose it as it softens the view of the side-street. Do you think it is beyond help, or would it help (or hurt) it if I took off the 'skirt' branches and left it with the trunk exposed? I bought it as a specimen tree, whatever that really means.
- 8 Apr, 2011