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.


Before. July 2015


After. July 2015

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