Trimming Catalpa Tree
I trimmed all the branches of my catalpa tree all the way down to the trunk. Will it come back in the spring? I live in Buffalo NY.
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That is called tree topping and is never a good idea. It opens the tree to insect invasion, decay and even death. The new growth you get in spring will be water sprouts, which are weak, spindly and unattractive.
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