Posted: 14/02/2014 at 18:51
My mother has a lovely mature Deodarus tree. It is taking a real battering (since my mother lives on a high ridge) from the wind, and she fears it will blow down on to the roof of the house. She wants to keep the tree, so I am wondering if it can have a proportion of the top cut down to minimize the risk. If it can be topped, how much can go whilst still maximizing it's chances of survival. It is taller than a fairly high, two story building.
Also, she is hoping that a nearby Monkey-Puzzle will be OK, since it doesn't sway so much. Any advise regarding either tree would be very welcome.