Pruning Rowan/Mountain Ash
Anyone give me any ideas about pruning off lower branches of a Rowan tree? As the bungalow is only 8 years old, I am guessing the tree is about 8-10 years old, approx 15 feet tall currently. On moving into the property, we have cut a new fruit bed and the bottom branches of the tree, about 5 feet off the ground currently, get in the way. I would like to take about 4 off to allow for freedom of movement in this small space. I understand, however, that Sorbus aucuparia do not take well to pruning. Any suggestons?