Elderberry pruning issue?
Hello, fellow gardeners.
I have an old elderberry that seems to be suffering from some sort of issue. One main branch has a huge hole that was filled with frass, I removed as much as I could after cutting it off. The hole goes in a little more than a foot down inside. Should I cut it all the way past the end point of that hole? Is it safe for the elderberry to do that now?
I'm not certain how to trim the rest of this poor scraggly thing back so it comes in with more pizazz next year. I love how the branches arch over the driveway ( no vehicles park here) but I'm sure it needs to be pruned back anyway.