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Need help on this trimming job(with pics)

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Outdoor_Maintenance_2010, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. Outdoor_Maintenance_2010

    Outdoor_Maintenance_2010 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 268

    hey guys,

    i got a call from this guy that wants me to trim what looks like spruce trees...he said he trimmed them 3 yrs ago..;)

    Was just wondering if there any tips on doing these kind of trees and "what not to do's on these
    i've read i shouldn't trim more then what the new grown part is



  2. cudaclan

    cudaclan LawnSite Member
    from Zone 5
    Messages: 152

    Another victim of overzealous plantings. Inappropriate proportion to the plot size and front yard. The first picture reflects poor planning without prior knowledge on growth maturity. That spruce is already encroaching on the front entrance walkway. Spruces are not good candidates of regular pruning requiring severe removal. That is the situation the homeowner has. Those are not dwarf species of spruce.
  3. Think Green

    Think Green LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,746

    Boy Howdy!!!, After looking at that stop sign, I thought I was reading it wrong.
    I had to do a double take and see that you are in Canada........!!!! WEW! I am not going nuts after all!

    Didn't mean to hijack this thread........proceed without me!
  4. stan the man

    stan the man LawnSite Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 702

    that is not going to be fun job
  5. RakenShovel

    RakenShovel LawnSite Member
    Messages: 32

    If it were me, I wouldn't touch those trees for pruning. I'd tell the homeowner that he should have the tree next to the walkway moved at the very least and his BEST option would be to have it moved to a different part of the yard. One Mature spruce tree in the front yard should be plenty.
  6. Outdoor_Maintenance_2010

    Outdoor_Maintenance_2010 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 268

    finally guy cancel the job....another unpatient client

    ohh well its better how it is,

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