Bare Bones Birch

I’ve been looking at this recently repotted silver birch for a while and finally decided to perform some drastic pruning.  Initially the second trunk (right) was left on as a sacrifice branch but I really like the movement it offers rather than the original straight trunk.  Out came the cutters.

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Before. July 2015

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After. July 2015

Now to wait for backbudding and keep the apex clipped pretty short over the next few years.