How to prune/save this tree? (Pictures)


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Good afternoon,
I have registered to this forum looking for some help with the pruning of a tree.
We have just moved into a new house in the coast of Spain. In the garden there is a Morus alba tree that the previous owner planted 1 month ago. The first branches from the "healthy" side start to develop at about 2.2 m from the ground.
This tree has a very unbalanced shape due to the fact that it was kept in a pot against a wall for a long time. Because of this the tree didn't receive enough sunlinght in one side so it has some dead/or partially dead branches.

We don't have any experience on pruning a tree.
I have been wondering what do with it and I've come up with this ideas:

- Wait until winter and prune all the lower branches of the tree up into the part where the branches are balanced. (I think with this option the first branches will be too high and the treetop would be too small in comparison.

- Prune the branches wihout leaves to see if I this can stimulate some growth. I think only the tip/more exterior part of these branches is dead.

Thank you very much.


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if that is what that poor thing looks like now. Leave it alone. just wait. it will grow into its normal shape in a couple years. I don't see any limbs crossing each other, or rubbing on each other. Poor baby.
 
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if that is what that poor thing looks like now. Leave it alone. just wait. it will grow into its normal shape in a couple years. I don't see any limbs crossing each other, or rubbing on each other. Poor baby.
Yes, let's hope it grows and covers all the missing space....
 
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I had a sweet shaped almond get broken from weight of the ice about 6 years ago. in spring I cut out any of the damaged limbs. but it was so ill shaped. I just left it alone. last year was the first time I gave it a tiny shaping toward the area it used to be, it is filling in, and getting there, takes time.
 

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