I woke to find the two contending lead branches snapped off. Not entirely sure why as the winds have been mild. I hope not foul play. This is a Southern Catalpa tree. I live in south Texas. None of the remaining branches really strike me as good candidates to take over. There's 4 branches at equal level. Looking for what is the best approach? Options I can think of:
- Leave as is and see how tree responds
- Cleanly cut the damaged area on lead branch. See if tree pushes out new growth to take over.
- Pick one of the remaining 4 branches to take lead. Cut back the other 3. This would require cutting more then 25% of the tree.
Open to other ideas. Pics attached and yes I realize it's suffering from chlorosis.