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By Biddy

Caithness, United Kingdom Gb

I have a leggy mountain ash can I cut it hard back?



How tall, how old, how thin? Photo would help.

14 Jun, 2013


Rowans are supposed to be 'leggy' in a way, after all they are trees (except for a few rarer bush types).

14 Jun, 2013


Is it in a spot where a tall tree would be unsuitable? If so might be better to remove it before it gets too big. Trying to keep a potentially big tree small usually ruins the shape.

14 Jun, 2013


they can be pollarded quite successfully and look reasonable. the council did a row of them in a street I used to live in.

14 Jun, 2013

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