View Full Version : Trimming Arbs?

04-19-2004, 10:52 PM
What's up? I'm not looking for a price, rather advice. I have to price a trim job on a row of arbs, the thing is they are 17' - 22+' tall. What is the most I can trim off them at one time? Is it possible to to almost cut them in half, and put the "tree sealant" on them to heal and protect them? I live in NY, so it is still chill in there every other day. can I do it this season, or wait until late fall/winter?

04-19-2004, 10:57 PM
I don't know but these guy might.


04-19-2004, 11:56 PM
I have taken 14 ft ones down to 9 ft before . And they are back to 12 ft again.

04-20-2004, 08:46 AM
you can trim them down in half, although they'll be bare at the point you cut them for a while. Forego the pruning sealer, it's not necessary.

04-22-2004, 12:10 AM
wait until fall if possible, due to insects and dieseases may attack the arbs. if you trim them now.

04-23-2004, 03:30 PM
like the previous post mentioned fall is best. besides insect damage, the sun hitting the exposed wood is harmful also.