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Hi, I’ve just joined this website and am eager to get to know everyone.
These very strong winds we’ve had this week are threatening to damage my beautiful and until now healthy mimosa tree (haven’t been able to identify the exact type as yet.)
It is growing in a corner of the garden very happily apparently, next to a very tall lime tree >50ft, which I had hoped would protect it during the winter months.
Over the last two days, the trunk seems to be now leaning quite clearly over to one side, although the ground beneath seems undisturbed.
The trunk is about 12ft high and then divides out into three 12ft long branches, which I had planned to prune back hard next springtime.
So I am now faced with a tricky situation…should I attempt to support the tree by staking or should I lop these fully-leaved top branches now in order to minimise wind damage to the rest of the tree?
I would be very glad to hear of anyone else’s experiences. with this.
In the meantime I have supported the first 12ft with a strongly secured heavy plank weighted at the base with a flagstone, leaning against the direction of pull.
- 18 Nov, 2009
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