Got a pecan tree that grew to maturity and ended up bent over at an angle
maybe 6' up the trunk. It was a good tree, and produced lots of pecans. A
storm came along and the thing broke off the two main branches, maybe 8' up.
I hope it grows back. Not sure if they do or not. However, on the
assumption it might recover, I'd like to cut approx 2' off the branches
where they start crooking over, and end up with an approx 6' high vertical,
Questions being: what time of year should I cut it? And, is it likely to
What is the diameter the branch you want to sever?
You said the tree was "mature", but that could be anywhere from 20m-60m. At
8' off the ground, you're perhaps talking about a branch that's probably
too large to put out much new growth to be beneficial to the tree. Not to
mention what little new growth it can sprout will be quite weak for a LONG
time. You'll end up with an 8' stump, if I'm reading your post correctly.
IMO it'd probably be best to remove the remains of the tree and enjoy your
memories of it. Not an opinion you wanted to hear, I'm sure. But, it's an
option you need to consider.
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