My recently planted (late winter/early spring this year) Rowan trees have got all bent out of shape! Should I be worried or doing anything?
Are they bending over because the prevailing wind is blowing them that way?
If height is more important to you then I would wait to see if they straighten up with less wind and more sunshine. If you want more of a feathery effect, then I would cut just that one long branch about the top of the fence level. It should then develop two more branches.
I might be completely wrong of course so perhaps you'd better wait and see if any others have better suggestions!
To be honest I'm not sure what I want. When I bought them online I hadn't expected them to be so tall, not that I minded. In the recent windy they just got battered. Maybe I'll see if they recover, as you suggest, if not I'll prune them.
Thanks, as always
Do not cut anything till winter and tree is dormant.
What do I do to counter the fact that it is being pulled to one side so badly, in the mean time? Should I move the stake to pull it more upright again? Or add another stake?