I have a client with a weeping birch that has 5 or six branches growing vertically (so not very weeping), he wants these pruned back hard to where the weeping format is.
the weeping part of the tree is approx 3.6 meters, the verticle branches are wrist thick where the client wants them cut and probly 1.5 to 2 meters in length to come off.
I told him these dhould have been done late winter before the sap rises as they will bleed and could get infections in the wounds.Any advice is welcome,
Would the tree be ok, is there anything I can put on the wounds. it was planted by his late father and I do not want to kill it, I would rather leave it until next year but it is unsightly.