In the past, pruning time has been very scary around here.
Four years ago, everything they could reach was cut.
Dogwoods, Hydrangeas, Lilacs, etc. all at the wrong time.
The Hydrangeas are just starting to bloom again.
The Dogwoods will never recover their shape.
This Forsythia wasn't cut last year
but was cut severely at that time..
It hasn't bloomed since except the very tips this past Spring.
Since that time, they have
had strict supervision and things have been much better.
I don't have a picture showing how tall and lush this Forsythia was before they cut it but you can pretty much tell from the branches they are picking up .
I would guess it was ten to twelve feet high.
I have a love/hate relationship with this Forsythia.
It was pretty before they cut it, affording privacy and shelter for bunnies and birds.
It's very ugly during the winter.
I suggested removing it and replacing it with a pine tree.
Request denied $$$$$..can't hurt to ask.
It did need to be cut....will it bloom next year?