My sister is worried about her weeping willow tree, last week her neighbour asked if he could trim the branches hanging onto his property she said yes up to the boundary fence. When she checked on the tree a couple of days later she was mortified! The beautiful tree she planted many years ago in memory of our mum and her grandchildren’s secret garden had been hacked to leave just half a tree, they had come over and cut great branches off close to the tree trunk and also hammered a piece of wood to the tree for footing she believes, she was livid and shouted at her neighbor saying she thought he was just trimming the hanging branches in his property but he had employed a tree surgeon to do it for him
She is so worried about whether this drastic cut at this time of year and the plank of wood they screwed to the tree will harm the tree. Will it grow back? Does the weeping willow not have to have equal weight of branches ?
Any advice on if it will survive is appreciated, she really is distraught please see pics above of the hacking.