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Old 05-06-2013, 11:19 AM
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Trimming Blue Bruce question

I cut out a new bed and will be planting and mulching in the front of my house. The tree in the picture I would like to trim near the trunk to open up the bed a little bit so I can mulch easy underneath and improve the appearance of the tree overall.

Is it okay to take off one rung of branches going around this guy this time of year? based on how low they are now I don't think it's ever been trimmed. This tree is on the NW corner of my house FYI.
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Old 05-06-2013, 01:28 PM
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yes. and I have done so many times.
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Old 05-06-2013, 02:14 PM
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Thanks for the reply.
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Old 05-12-2013, 06:36 PM
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In fact , taking the branches off at the trunk is about the only good way of doing it... Spruce branches trimmed at the ends, most often cause the entire branch to die within a year or 2...
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