Pruning/trimming Large Spruce - Knowledgebase Question

Taberg, NY
Question by MKDeepSnow
December 25, 1999
I have a very large spruce tree in my yard. I would like to trim it and shape it. I know there is a proper time to do this. What/when is the proper time to prune/shape this tree?


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Answer from NGA
December 25, 1999

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In most cases it is very difficult for a homeowner to manage such a task safely, particularly when a tree is truly outgrowing its space. I would suggest you contact a professional arborist for assistance and, if the tree is very overgrown, possibly consider replacing it with something with a more appropriate mature size.

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