Well I have lost the battle of reason and am now forced into trimming 12 taxis bushes. Here is my problem.....They are all overgrown. They are about 47 inches high and about 50 inches wide. They want them trimmed to 25 inches by 25 inches. I have explained that this will make them very ugly and will probably kill them. I have tried to get them to let me cut them back slightly now and a little more aggressive in the fall. No success, the resident of the condo unit, a retired school teacher, says they will be just fine. So now to my question.... What manor would you suggest using to trim in order to help insure their survival?