Old damson trees
Maggie jones Posts: 55
Can anyone advise.
I have 5 very old damson trees which have been allowed to grow to about 25/30 feet tall, they hang over an upper floor roof terrace and that is how I crop them. How a should I best reduce their height and spread to preserve them. they have lots of character.
If they are old trees, they are unlikely to be on a dwarfing rootstock. If you cut them back a lot, they probably wont fruit. I'd leave them alone if you can crop them where they are. Just cut out any damaged or dead wood, about now.