Novice gardener, here.
I have a small grove of trees next to my driveway that has been growing wild for years (new home). I want to help this grove flourish in the long term.
As imbalanced as it is, there’s only so much I can do, but there’s one particular (and semi-large) branch I think should be cut. It’s the lowest branch on the tree, and while it grows at a nice vertical 45 degree angle from the trunk, the branch has been weighs down over the years by a bunch of additional branches (that also grow towards the ground), so it bows and points towards the ground about halfway through (see image: red arrow shows curve of branch of interest and yellow indicates some of the branches weighing it down).
I guess that one branch isn’t a major portion of the tree’s mass, so it shouldn’t be a major problem to cut it, but would appreciate some more expert advice.
Let me know if the pictures aren’t good enough. It was hard to find a good angle with all of the other branches.
Also, I’m supposed to wait until early spring to cut it?
Really appreciate your help!