how to prune a pine tree
I have some sort of pine trees in my front garden - they stand about 6 feet tall and are getting wider and wider. This is the problem. I want to trim them up but the insides of them appear to be nothing but dead branches. I'm thinking if I take the hedge trimmers to them I'll end up with 6 ft tall dead branches. What am I supposed to do (short of ripping them all out)? Thank you.
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I have similar issues with Blue Spruce in my front yard.
We have opted to remove all the lower branches about 8 feet up. This distance allows us to walk under the trees, mow and still leaves enough branches so that the trees don't look like umbrellas.
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