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Q.Looking after a horse chestnut tree

Zone A village on the edge of Cambridge. A sunny well drained location | david53 added on May 25, 2014 | Answered

I have grown a horse chestnut tree/sapling from a conker. It is about 7 foot tall and has a lot of small branches on the ‘trunk’. I guess these should be removed. If so, how and when, and are there precautions I should take?

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Answered on May 27, 2014

This article has information about horse chestnut. It advises pruning in late winter. https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/horse-chestnut/how-to-grow-a-horse-chestnut-tree.htm
No special approach to pruning, just cut the little branches off flush with the trunk, using a hand pruner or saw.

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