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Old 05-09-2013, 04:33 PM
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Tree cutting techniques

How would you cut this? The owner wants it cut back off of the walkway. And would you attempt to cut the top, or just the sides?
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Old 05-09-2013, 05:26 PM
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i would prune it back as he wants, all the way around, i would prune the top of the if the power lines are far enough away to where i know i won't touch them, but i wouldn't cut the top off or anything like that.
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:44 PM
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It will look brown and crappy if you get aggressive. Can you talk them into removing it all together?
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:47 PM
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Cut it clear out.

No matter what you do, it will never look right.

And, you wouldn't ever to be able to remove the stump to plant something appropriate there.



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Old 05-09-2013, 08:49 PM
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Carefully trim it at ground level.
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:04 PM
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:05 PM
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How deep can/should I cut it, but avoid the browning?
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:07 PM
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They just want to be able to walk on the walk way.
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Generally once you cut into conifers you wont get any new growth where you cut it. That looks like a leyland cypress thay can handle trimming better than some conifers, but the thing is going to do damage to the house if its not removed.
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:16 PM
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so when I cut this thing, that's it, no new growth at all? Can I cut it just enough to push it back some, but not deep enough into the brown branches?
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