Pine Trees
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northern pines

Zone farmville,NC 27828 | soledad.nichols1 added on November 14, 2016 | Answered

Can I cut the top of northern pines when they get too high?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on November 15, 2016

Topping or pruning off of a Pine Tree will not stop the upward growth of your trees.
A new branch will take over as a leader and the growth can be pretty quick.
You will need to continue to top the tree every few years.

These cuts can create a site for disease.
This link has more information for you.

http://www.cals.uidaho.edu/edcomm/pdf/bul/bul0644.pdf

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