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I have a large tree in my garden and I only know it as a monkey tree. It has a very hairy branches and large fan like leaves which bloom with a large red colour flower. I loved these trees many years ago. BUT this tree has become so large and is sending off side shoots across my garden I can not afford to have someone come and take it down. I have found that if I try and trim it it starts shooting new growth from where I cut it. It makes a lovely shade umbrella if you like shade but my neighbour  has started to cut pieces that are over handing in there garden. I need away of cutting this tree down or to stop it's growth as soon as possible as it's roots are travelling across the garden and very close to my house . I am  not a young person a woman with not must strength what can do please help 


  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 21,913



    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
    If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
  • It sounds like it is a Rhus Typhina, commonly known as the stags horn tree. Without a picture to see I can only go on how you describe it.

    If it is this tree they are prone to sending out suckers, this can be managed by digging or pulling thease suckers out when they are small.

    Ive looked on google and if you put in Rhus Typhina pruning there is a section on this.

    I have one of thease trees and I agree with you they are quite beautiful.

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