trimming yews


Old 10-25-05, 11:49 AM
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trimming yews

i was thinking of trimming my japanese yews back quite a bit before winter .is it a bad time to trim them back that far? im taking a little off anyway because my wife puts x-mas lights on them and it makes it easier when they are trimmed . should i stop with a light trim?
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Old 10-26-05, 07:38 PM
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Here is a link to a discussion on the topic of pruning yews.

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Yews can be pruned periodically to maintain shape or they can be severely pruned if overgrown. You can prune back gradually, taking off a couple inches each time you prune. Or, you can prune back severely about six inches, meaning you will have less new growth in the spring.
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When I was in the landscaping business in KY here's what we did with YEWS or TAXUS to rejuvenate them - We'd trim them back severely - often taking all the green foliage off - in the early spring in March, and then applied lots of fertilizer (at the same time) around the base of the plants into the soil and root zone. Although the homeowners were usually worried, the plants did just fine.
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Trimming yews is best done in early spring, just prior to the emersion of new growth.

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