About six weeks ago we had the lychee tree pruned again - this time we had the top lopped off. that was what should have happened last time. Now it should be easier to maintain the tree at a manageable height. Of course this meant that the entire middle section of the tree had no leaves for shading my lovely tropical shade loving plants! There were definitely some sunburn issues, even death in some cases. I have had some shades cloths and umbrellas over the vulnerable areas. but new leaves are sprouting and at long last the intense summer heat seems to be waning.