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Q.I live on view lot overlooking valley- neighbor lives on lot below me-he planted fruitless mulberry tree 4 yrs ago already 20 ft

Zone gold hill oregon 97525 | Anonymous added on May 31, 2020 | Answered

tall. Help. He seems sorry about the tree. says he didn’t know what it was when he planted it. I offered to cut down the tree and replace it with a tree that would not exceed 25 ft tall. Doesn’t like that idea – says he’ll just top it every year so it wont block my view…He lives on a slope and I just don’t see him climbing up on a tall ladder at 60 yrs of age and doing that…any ideas to help me out? thank you

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Answered on June 1, 2020

Fruitless Mulberry Trees are fast growing and can reach 35 feet or more. Topping any tree is a no-no.
Pruning this size tree would need to be done most likely by a qualified tree service or arborist. I doubt your neighbor will want to invest in that every few years to keep it under control. The replanting of a shorter tree was a good idea.




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