The aim of any form of pruning is to produce a single straight stem of at least 6 m in height. Formative pruning is carried out on young trees up to 3 m tall.
The four provenances of oaks donated by Woodland Heritage and planted two years ago are now starting to show their likes and dislikes of the conditions in this new wood in Hampshire.
I have always loved the countryside, so why not try and improve it by putting something back? Perhaps I could, at the same time, make an investment for future generations of my family.