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cutting back a twisted willow

duffykatieduffykatie Posts: 10
Hi,
We have recently purchased a house with 3 twisted willows at the end of the patio, they are quite large and obstruct the view to the bottom of the garden/fields beyond.  I know I need to wait until autumn/winter but how is best to do it?  It will be quite a drastic cut back, they are at 12-15 ft at the moment.
Thanks
Kate

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Derbyshire but with a Nottinghamshire postcode. Posts: 16,470
    Sharp saw.  You can hack them back to a foot and they will grow back. You can pollard every three years or so.
  • duffykatieduffykatie Posts: 10
    Thanks Figetbones, do you mean the branches back to a foot from the trunk? fidgetbones said:
    Sharp saw.  You can hack them back to a foot and they will grow back. You can pollard every three years or so.

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