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Question: 1224-415
We have some fir and spruce that are about 20 feet tall. They are planted ten feet apart. Some of the branches at the bottom are brown and dried out. I want to cut about five feet off the tops. Some form a hedge. Can I do it now? John, Franklin,CT

Mort's Answer:
You could cut underneath now. I would wait until late spring. It would be better to remove every other plant so sunlight can penetrate the evergreens. You are far better served cutting the sides of every other one in the hedge, This will allow time for the hedge to keep privacy until you chop them out. Fir and spruce will grow to a hundred feet in the woods and 60 feet in your yard. This will be a perennial problem until you accommodate the size of these plants.

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