PatsyFagan Posts: 51
About 12 years ago, in the excitement of having my own garden, I planted a Robinia Frisia - firstly in the wrong place, but it survived the move.
Then about 5 years ago, I thought it would benefit from being pruned .... as it was growing a bit taller than I thought. BIG MISTAKE as what has happened ever since is that the canopy has grown denser and denser until it now blocks out most of the sun from the rest of the garden.
Is there hope for this tree, or should it be totally removed while it is still manageable ?
No-one knows if you have done your house-work, but everyone knows is you haven't done your gardening
They are ofter grafted, so if pruning back, do not cut back too much. I would be inclined to thin the canopy by removing some of the branches now and thin again next spring. That should not stress the Robinia Frisia too much.