We recently moved to a new house. We have two Tilia (Linden) trees in the garden.
Normally, we find the Tilia tree lovely and beautiful, but these two trees have been subject to a type of pruning called pollarding. As a result they have long horizontal branches with funny looking balls in the ends from where many tinny branches grow during the spring. Something similar to this:
In our opinion, the pollarded trees look very sad and artificial. We would love to let these trees grow more naturally and also have a natural look.
We tried to just let the branches grow without any punning, but all the new branches are concentrated around these balls in the end of each long horizontal branch and on the top of the tree.
We thought about cutting the balls in each ends entirely, but we are worried that this might be to stressful for the tree. What would you recommend?
We would love to hear your expert advice!
Many thanks in advance for your kind help!