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Thank you, yes I'm doing prep work for winter care. Just looking for ideas now for the work this coming spring.I would not worry about styling now. Just provide a protected space for winter at this time. You have all winter to think about its styling before you start working on it in late winter / early spring.
Thank you. I think that's where I will start, carving down that dead second trunk.I would remove that big dead second trunk, or at least carve it down so that it adds to the design, to me, it is the first think that is noticed when you look at it. Can't tell much else with the leaves on, you could remove them. If you are waiting for them to fall, it will take a while. Am. Hornbeam hold on to most their leaves until spring, even after they turn brown.
Thanks Sorce.How far SW?
I'm in Aurora now.
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What's the green coming up? Tree?
I'd cut that off so it doesn't have to waste energy dying this winter.
If that trunk in the front dead? I'd leave it if it is alive and cut off the other, larger trunk in the back so the scar will be on the rear of the tree.Thank you. I think that's where I will start, carving down that dead second trunk.
Also, I would wait until the early spring to do any major work to the tree...Thank you. I think that's where I will start, carving down that dead second trunk.
Here's another pic from different angle.If that trunk in the front dead? I'd leave it if it is alive and cut off the other, larger trunk in the back so the scar will be on the rear of the tree.
Also, I would post more pictures of the tree from all angles so we can get a better idea of what to recommend.
This is a killer trunk by the way...
Ooh! I immediately got spooky vibes on this one. I have a wacky idea akin to this and this mixed!Here's another pic from different angle.
I think I'll continue to carve out the front trunk. Thanks.