Colorado Spruce
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Colorado blue spruce

Zone Canmore, AB. T1W 2Wy | Anonymous added on July 24, 2017 | Answered

My Blue Spruce tree is Mis shaped because the tip of a branch near the top has decided that it would like to grow upwards and is competing with the uppermost vertical tip which is the intended leader. The result is a tree that is lopsided because it is directing its growth energy to the aggressive branch. It is otherwise in good health, continues to grow and a healthy color. Any suggestions? Should I prune back the aggressive branch? Lyle [email protected]

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on July 26, 2017

Yes, in most cases you should prune a branch that is growing in an undesirable direction.

Pruning should be done in winter, while the tree is dormant.

https://www.cals.uidaho.edu/edcomm/pdf/BUL/BUL0644.pdf

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