Help! Lower Limbs of Pines Were Cut - Will They Grow Back?
We have a stand of big, beautiful old pine trees in our front yard. Unfortunately, my husband just went out and impulsively cut ALL the limbs off the bottom few feet of each tree. Our entire backyard is now visible to the street, the privacy screening effect is gone, the noise from the street is no longer muffled, and our children have lost the "enchanted forest" they loved to play in. The trees are still there, however the branches now start about 3- 4 feet above the ground so it has lost the natural beauty it used to have.
I'm extremely sad. I HATE the new look. We had the trees professionally pruned this spring, and actually paid to have the higher branches thinned so the lower limbs would fill in a bit. So yes, hubby's in the dog house. But in the meantime, I am searching everywhere trying to figure out if there's any hope for the lower limbs growing back in and if there's anything I can do to encourage regrowth at the bottom.
Please help! Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you!