We are looking at putting in an offer on a house, however it has a large tree in the back garden and we are looking to see how hard it would be to care for it over the years. We dont have a clue as to what type of tree it is so if you would be able to help us with this and any hints on upkeep that would be amazing thanks.
The droopy needles I think I see in the pictures remind me of Norway spruce. (Clearer pictures of needles, bark, and cones would be beneficial for accurate identification.) Mature Norway spruce is basically a no-maintenance tree, I believe, when it reaches that size. Younger trees need protection from weed competition, but that large a tree is far beyond the weed competition stage.