I am looking to do bits of tree maintenance in my local surburban area. I have been making gypsy pegs and this would a great way to get more branches for my peg making empire.
So I started out with the idea that if a tree has branches touching then it would be good to remove one of them. (Is that always true?) I have found a few such trees and am awaiting the end of the festive season to then attempt to get permission to do that work from council/housing association.
I realise that there are other times to take out branches to make a tree more ventilated - I have one tree that might benefit from such work (and it does seem to have lots of yummy peg suitable branches). There are pictures of that tree here . Does anyone know what the right approach is to this tree?
Also if I prune a tree in someone's front garden are there any potential issues from council types? The owner said the council planted the tree to replace an apple tree that was mouldy - don't know if that makes a difference.