Posted: Yesterday at 22:02
The tree looks like one of the Cupressus macrocarpa groups - possibly Goldcrest. Do as greenfingers steve suggests and put lots of compost and fertiliser in the soil and you could try another Goldcrest in front to hide the bare base.
Wayside's comment was referring to two evergreens that WILL regrow branches after hard pruning - yew and thuja. Most evergreens won't do this.