|Loki, the stump and a holly sprout|
|Looks like the central branch enveloped a couple of others. |
There were signs of this on the exterior as well.
|The hole that concerned me.|
I hope it will sprout back this or next year and live on as a coppice. Perhaps even be harvested for basket material.
|As it stands now.|
So now, all the raspberries and red currants will get a lot more light and some sun. Last year was quite dark in there and they barely gave any fruit. I certainly should fertilise the area as well.
I also found a few holly sprouts in this area, one right by the stump (see first pic). They'll also stand a better chance.
There is another tree a few paces further, right at the edge of the property, a hawthorn which I love and is of modest proportions. It can be seen in the last picture.