I have an unknown-age cherry that has a significant damage at 1.40m originating from wind and snow breaking a large branch (or several ones). The wound is large, about half of cambium is missing, and the wound is longish (35cm). It also looks really ugly, and there is, it seems, no chance that it will look nicer in future.
Otherwise, the tree seems fine, and perfectly healthy, the tree is fighting with the wound successfully. The tree is a smallish cherry, less than 4m high, and doesn't grow anymore, it is probably one of ornamental ones. It is an upright tree, not weeping.
What are chances that the tree will regrow if I cut the trunk at 1.25m? And what about cutting the whole tree?
If such treatment makes sense, what would be a good time for cutting?
Another option is to plant an evergreen bush just beside the tree just to bring the wound out of sight.