Sycamore tree management

Discussion in 'Woody Plants' started by kathw, Sep 6, 2009.

  1. kathw

    kathw Member

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    I have a sycamore tree growing at the bottom of my garden. The Trunk is only about 1 metre from the garage wall and only two from the rear neighbours conservatory. The tree is now between 12 to 15 feet high. It is doing a good job screening from the rear property but I would like to stop it growing any taller or its roots spreading any more .
    All suggestions will be welcome.

    Kath
     
  2. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Too close to the garage for long-term safety. Best to remove it and replace with something less vigorous. Pruning wouldn't be effective, and would make it look hideous.

    You'll need to treat or dig out the stump too, as otherwise it will just re-grow from the stump.
     
  3. M. D. Vaden

    M. D. Vaden Active Member 10 Years

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    Seems like pollarding may be one of the few pruning alternatives. More people don't like the look, than those who do, best I can tell.
     

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