We have a 100 year old (still blossoming) ornamental cherry tree. It was badly pruned in 2003 and now needs urgent attention to avoid wood worm infestation. Over the last 3 years, a tear in the lower trunk has worsened and we are afraid the two lower branches which are quite large, will split from the main trunk. We have two quotes, and both are telling us different things - i) said that we should do a crown thinning now, followed by a crown reduction in March 2012. ii) said we should do a crown reduction in either June or July and tidy all dead branches and new shoots ....what should we do? Your advice would be greatly appreicated. Thank you.
- 25 May, 2011