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Old 08-28-2010, 02:09 PM   #1
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Hard pruning yews


Can this be done effectively or do I need to takethem out and start over?
If it can be done, when is the best time of year to prune them?
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It can't hurt to try if you are also willing to rip them out. I've done this successfully in late March/early April just before new growth is about to flush. It takes 2-3 years before they look good again.

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Here is some information I found useful when deciding how to prune my overgrown yews...

http://www.tlehcs.com/question%20of%...n%20bushes.htm

At the bottom of the page it talks about how far yews can be cut back.
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Thanks for the link. I guess I'll cut them back this winter and see how they progress.
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