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Old 06-29-2013, 11:38 PM   #1
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We have a few very large bushes. They are over 20ft tall. We need to get them down to a normal size. what is the best way to trim them up?

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Old 06-30-2013, 07:56 AM   #2
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What kind? Can you post some pics?

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Old 06-30-2013, 08:08 AM   #3
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We have a few very large bushes. They are over 20ft tall.
At over 20ft... the issue is no longer about the cutting;
it has become getting scaffolding or hydraulic extension arms on site.
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what are you calling a normal size? If it's 5' or so I would just use a small chain saw and lop off the top. I'm guess none of the branches are overly thick (as in tree size). I know it's not good to trim more than 1/3 at a time so it depends how you feel about these shrubs.
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Cut all new growth emerging from the ground during the first growing season, leaving only the main stem producing from the ground. Also cut out dead, diseased and broken branches.
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We are thinking of just cutting all the way down. Then replace with flowers.
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We are thinking of just cutting all the way down. Then replace with flowers.
Look for a local (tree guy) arborist.
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Wait til fall after all the leafs fall and cut it at the base. Wait til spring and see how it grows in.. if you like it keep it. If not replace. Does it flower?

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