Acorn tree growing squint

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  1. Rikki McNeill

    Rikki McNeill Apprentice Gardener

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    Hi folks,

    I have noticed that I have an acorn tree growing in my front garden, however it has grown in at an angle.

    Is there anything I can do to encourage that it straightens out, or is it too far grown?
     
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    Topiary it? Most Pines lend themselves to that.

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    or as a "long branch" :

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      Thanks for the suggestion.

      going to need a bit of research I think, no idea where to start with that! :help:
       
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      Acorns come from oak trees. Do you have an oak tree growing in your front garden? Your pictures say otherwise. Trees are often self-righting, eventually, but may grow at an odd angle due to light supply, mechanical intervention, subsidence or wind. Once these things have been dealt with the tree often grown upwards rather than carry on the angle.
       
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        "A cone tree" :)

        From the photo its growing upright, but now a long way to one side of original, and IMO it won't support a full sized tree with that much offset ... hence my suggestion to tame it into a topiary of some sort.
         
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          pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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          It's a pine tree ,looks like the hedge is making it grow slightly sideways.

          Assume it's a dwarf or at least a slow growing variety, so personally I'd leave it to its own devices.
           
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            Ah yeah, don't now why I had acorn stuck in my head. Probably as its called Acorn Cottage!

            Think I will go with the advice and leave it as it, and look into the Topiary suggestion if I am feeling brave.

            Thank you for the advice.
             
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