My very large, over 20 year old eucalyptus tree has become distressed after the second hard winter here in N Cumbria. The initial browning of the leaves has spread to almost all the tree now, just a few green leaves left on top. This tree supports a healthy rambling rose. Over the summer there has been fresh regrowth at one side at the base of the trunk, ground level. What action should I take to limit damage to the tree and surrounding property before the winter winds - leave it, cut it down, cut back so far to support rose, will it sprout again if cut back eg like pollarding?
- 10 Aug, 2011