Topping Blue Spruce

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Old 07-30-14, 04:37 AM
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Topping Blue Spruce

Hi all, I need some suggestions for the best way to top a 20' blue spruce that is getting to tall for the location.
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Old 07-30-14, 01:47 PM
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So-called "topping" of a tree usually results in killing the tree. If you MUST do it be sure to cut on a fairly steep angle and then seal the cut end. Otherwise the tree is almost guaranteed to rot from the top down.
 
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Old 08-02-14, 06:36 AM
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Most are shaped like the classic Christmas tree, a triangle. Lop much of the top off and it will look ugly imo.
 
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Old 08-18-14, 03:17 PM
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It will be tricky to make it look good. Why not cut it three feet from the ground and make it hedge-like and you can prune it to your taste. Probably you will end up pulling it out or cutting flush with the ground.
 
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