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Severely pruned Holly Oak Tree

8 years ago

The house behind me is vacant (bank owned). About 9 months ago, the bank hired a non arborist to trim the trees. We arrived home from vacation to find the fully grown holly oak trees between our houses severely pruned. Now we have a birds eye view in their house and vice versa. My concern is that the person the bank hired to trim them cut the branches flush to the truck. And they did so quite high up well above the fence line. (Often referred to as a "broccoli tree." We are just now approaching Spring so I'm hoping I see some growth and it will fill in but I don't know if that will happen. Should I expect new branches to sprout from the trunk? Should this fill in? Is there anything I could to help it fill in? See picture below of the tree.

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