thinning of mature trees?? distance apart???
Hello there people,
I have a small plot of land,about one and three quarter acres, with a mixture of trees. Oaks,wild cherry,but mainly ash. They were planted before I got the land and now stand about 30ft tall. The thing is they seem rather close together, some within 4ft of each other. Because of this the canopy is very high and the trees haven't spread wide, but have grown tall to battle for the light.
My question is this:
Is there a general rule for the distance apart from tree to tree to aid in their growth? Also if I do thin them out is it right that if you cut ash at a certain height or in a certain way, it will grow again? Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated! I could get some pictures if it would help?