pruning evergreens

Old 07-13-00, 06:00 AM
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When is the best time to prune evergreen bushes (i.e. cedars)? I have some that are very overgrown and would like to trim them to a manageable size but it looks like the branches on the inside of the bushes are dry and bare. Will I make them look terrible if I trim them?
Old 07-13-00, 08:33 AM
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Do not cut back past the green growth. If they are too out of control you may have to replace. If you cut back to the dead areas it will not come back and even if it does it will be spott to say the least. The same goes for arborvitae and junipers. Only cut back a little of the green growth. Sounds to me like they were let go too long and therefore you will certainly destroy if you cut back.

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