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Q.Cutting An 10’ Yew In Half

Zone Zone 7. 11358 | Anonymous added on August 27, 2023 | Answered

I would like to cut my yew tree down to perhaps 4 feet from its current height of about 10 feet. I would then trim it to maintain that height. Will this decimate the tree or will it continue to grow?

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Answered on August 28, 2023

It's best to wait till it's dormant to prune it. Late winter would be a good time. Also, take a couple years to reduce the height. It will continue to grow, but the height shouldn't grow too quickly. Here is more:


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