Complete novice needing help identifying tree
Hello everybody <waves>
I've just moved to Ireland and have inherited a number of trees in the process. I haven't the first clue about trees (fruit or otherwise) and my gardening knowledge is basic. I'm keen to learn though
Could you help me identify this tree - my guess, after looking online, is a plum, but I'm not sure. it is really large - maybe 12ft or so and as you can see very overgrown.
I was reading that plum trees should be pruned in spring is it too late for me to prune now? Can I kill it by inorrect pruning? Only ever pruned a buddleia (and let's face it, they are indestructible!). It's a haven for the birds, with a number of feeders in it, so I really don't want to harm it.
Any and all advice and tips very welcome.