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Q.Our Arborvitae bushes were getting rather tall so my husband cut the tops off with a chain saw a couple weeks ago. The tops are so

Zone Punxsutawney, Pa | valtok added on June 16, 2018 | Answered

dead now. We also had a skunk die near one bush and it is dying. Is there anything I can do to save these poor bushes? I’ve bann ed my husband from going near them. 🙂

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Answered on June 16, 2018

Unfortunately, the only thing you can do it wait to see if it will recover. This is detrimental to an established tree such as this. They don't tolerate heavy pruning. You should only take out anything dead or dying.

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