Arborvitae
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arborvitae topping and stress

Zone 17078 | igoturbak added on April 22, 2017 | Answered

Should I top two arbs from 10 ft to 7? Will it harm them, and will they continue to grow up and out without a problem as healthy trees? No recent food was given in 5 years.

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Alisma
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Answered on April 26, 2017

Topping arborvitae is not recommended. These articles explain why, and what you can do instead:
http://www.pennlive.com/gardening/2015/07/topping_a_line_of_too-tall_eve.html
https://ask.extension.org/questions/164462

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