London, United Kingdom
I have this beautiful cordyline in my front garden that overhangs the neighbours. She cut one down in her back garden because she was fed up picking up the leaves. Intially the complaint was the brown leaves fall in to her garden. I offered to pick them up, but she now says the leaves are blocking her guttering causing damp. I have more of the tree in my garden & share the guttering I have never had a blockage in 10 years! To cut a long story short I love the tree, but want to keep in with my neighbour. There are two branches at the top of the trunk, could I cut the branch that overhangs her garden. I know it wouls ruin the shape of this beautiful tree, but I am just trying to find ways of keeping my tree & the peace. I would hate to be destroying something of such beauty because of the neighbour doesn't like falling leaves.
Would cutting a branch off damage it, when should I do it & can you make offshoots from the main branch?
I have attached a photo so you can see my dilema.
- 11 Oct, 2011