Request for advice on trees
I have two established trees on my front parking strip. While the tree company called these laurels, I believe they may be photinia, as the leaves are brilliant red for much of the year. When I moved in 10+ years ago, they were quite small, but they have since become very large, and show no sign of stopping. I had the tree company trim them two years ago, and had them leave me the chips to use in my yard and garden. They did a great job, but would only take off 20%, as they say cutting more might kill the trees. I am almost willing to take that chance. One of the trees will soon be interfering with wires overhead, as it was doing two years ago. I love these healthy trees, but want to see them small again, and do not look forward to continuously paying for this expensive trimming when not enough can be cut to get them back to a manageable size for the space. Perhaps you can tell me some options. What would you do?
Posted by MARIAN SHEPHERD on October 2, 2019