My gerardi today Aug 3rd. Recovery in process.
I have slowly tightened that rope to pull it up straight.
So far so good.
I may leave it single trunked and let it fan out after 4 ft or so. Give the deer less to browse on… keep the top pruned well so it does not get over 8 ft and does not catch so much wind during storms.
I will see how that works out.