A severely leaning Magnolia Tree

Asked July 30, 2017, 2:17 PM EDT

Would cutting off the right-most branch of this Magnolia Tree help the tree or harm the tree? The landscaper who planted it never thought it would get very big, and he told us not to trim it. But it's almost taller than our 2-story house and now has some branches that are leaning hard to one side. This year is the first time I'm concerned that the right-most branch's weight is pulling the tree more and more off balance.

Allegheny County Pennsylvania

1 Response

I recommend you call a licensed arborist. The tree is leaning at a potentially dangerous angle and trimming it with out killing it needs expert advice. You can find a licensed arborist in your area in the zip code database of the International Society of Arboriculture. Here is a link to their website.