We had one cherry tree that grew into four trunks and shot up all tall and spindly. I wanted to cut it down way back when I could have done it by just using a stepladder, but I let it grow for the shade. It was nice sitting out under that tree in the summer, but one trunk grew out at a steep angle. I was afraid it was going to come down in a storm, so I had a tree service in Long Island come out to just cut the one trunk and maybe prune back the other parts of the tree.
The problem is that when they started cutting the one trunk, they found a lot of inner rot. Continue reading