|after, from other side|
The second tree was a bit of a brute, an over sized wild cherry, with a very poor form, the heavy limb on the left leans out towards a neighbours property.
Being in a conservation area, permission was needed for the work we carried out, in my opinion it would have been better to have the tree out completely, as it will never make a particularly nice tree and never have a proper form. unfortunately we couldn't get permission for this so instead had to settle for reducing the limb on the left and removing some of the lower branches.
Whilst not ideal, it has rebalanced the tree significantly, and hopefully abated the problem for a while, hopefully in a couple of years we can apply for permission again the have it out completely and replace it with a more suitable tree.