Hemlock
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I want to prune and cut back branches on my Hemlock. the tree is getting .too wide.

Zone 07009 | Anonymous added on November 18, 2019 | Answered

How much of a Canadian Hemlock branch can you prune and still get growth on that branch??

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GKH_Susan
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Answered on November 18, 2019

Canadian hemlocks are tolerant of shearing to maintain a size. Don't remove more than 25% of the branch, or of the entire foliage in a one year period, is the rule of thumb for best management practices in pruning.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/hemlock/canadian-hemlock-care.htm

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