Overgrown hawthorn trees

Isobel Haggan asked 13 years ago

Dear Gerry, I have inherited an overgrown garden. My question is in relation to a line of hawthorn trees that i believe was once a hedge. What, if anything, can i do to prune these trees back into shape. The trees are spindly and in some cases the tree trunks are 2m before the first branches. I believe they were competing with snowberry bushes and ivy. Thanks ,ihaggan

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
An old hawthorn hedge can be cut back hard, even to ground level and will re-sprout and can be trimmed as a hedge again. It can be done in March or wait until winter.