Q.We Have A Goat Willow Growing 15 Feet From The Side Of Our Cottage,it Is Now About 20 Ft High.
We have pruned the tree by 3 to 5 feet every other year, while I was away my husband had tree surgeons reduce the overall size of the tree by at least 15 feet. Now it it is a collection of ugly stumps. Please can you tell me if the tree will ever recover and how long this could take , I loved that tree ! Many thanks
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It should, only, take a year or two to regain its shape. In fact, it will probably have a better shape once it recovers.
Being a type of pussy willow, they tolerate heavy pruning with no problem.
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