Tree Question/Problem

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by jtis, Mar 20, 2008.

  1. jtis

    jtis LawnSite Member
    Messages: 23

    I have a nice row of arborvitae trees that border a property I am purchasing. They are approximately 20 feet tall. The problem is that in two separate areas there is a pine tree that are also 20 feet tall. The arborvitae are where the pines have grown do not get any sun on that one side so they are basically bare.

    If I cut down the pine trees will the arborvitae tree come back on that side and become nice and full like the rest? Are there any ideas to create some growth from these trees?

    Thanks for the help and advise.

  2. Swampy

    Swampy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,435

    I'm not finding anything saying that it won't grow back.

    But whats wrong in just leaving it the way it is?
  3. creatived

    creatived LawnSite Member
    Messages: 69

    Arbs Need Sun Transplant The Pines Or Thin Them Out, If There Are Large Tree's Over The Arbs Elevate Them And Poke Holes In Them Via Pruning For Sunlight.
  4. jtis

    jtis LawnSite Member
    Messages: 23

    I definitely want to remove the pines if I can. It is a fairly small lot and I need the space. What I don't want is two large holes in my arborvitaes. How long for them to fill in? Maybe two growing seasons, what do you think?
  5. bglawncommand

    bglawncommand LawnSite Member
    from Chicago
    Messages: 48

    It's hard to say exactly how long, but it will help. knock out those pines.

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