Bay Tree Hard Prune
Hi. Looking for some advice. I've got considerable overhang from a few large bay trees in a neighbour's garden which blocks rainfall from reaching my borders. I had a tree surgeon by to prune them back but he didn't take them as far as I'd asked (to the fence) as he was concerned to reveal wood. He's willing to come back so looking for guidance on whether I'm safe to do this, specifically whether they'll ever leaf out again on the side that's pruned quite hard back or if I'll be looking at brown sticks for ever more! I'm not pleased with the profile he left either, but I'm sure there's a method employed. Appreciate your thoughts!