Fife, United Kingdom
can anyone explain the sudden change in direction in the branches of our cherry trees.
The branches aren't snapped and we haven't trained them this way.
The whole tree has started growing more towards the centre of the garden and away from the fence / leylandii...it's as if it "knows" the hedge is there and it's trying to get away.
It's not particularly moving towards a sunnier aspect either as if anything the centre of the garden is more shaded.
The cherry tree on the opposite side of the garden is doing the opposite...as if they will eventually form a sort of arch!
You can see in the pictures that some of the branches have turned a full 90 degrees (soory the light this evening isn't great).
- 26 Mar, 2012