Posted: 01/03/2015 at 13:40
Bite the bullet and get the new ones in Chiara. Their ugly shapes will remind you every time you look at them.
You won't see branches for some time, you'll see an outbreak of straight spindly sticks.
I wouldn't go for too much pre-matured. Young trees establish far more easily
I'd let your man remove them, and pay for the new ones, but I'd be wary of letting him get involved with the choosing and planting