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Frozenfloat
Apr 4, 2018 12:41 PM CST
Hey Guys! New here wanted to ask a question and hopefully contribute a bit to the database. I have 4 large green giants outside the house, we are wondering how we can trim them down. They are above 18' tall now. When we got them they were 4'. What's the best way to trim them down to 10' or so. Can't possibly cut them straight up, I figured there's a method to it. Please help!
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Philipwonel
Apr 4, 2018 12:52 PM CST
A picture would be very helpful. 😀

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Name: Rj
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crawgarden
Apr 4, 2018 12:55 PM CST
This article may give you some info: http://homeguides.sfgate.com/s...

It talks about no more than 20% so approx 42 inches max.

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Name: greene
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greene
Apr 4, 2018 8:59 PM CST
Are you asking about the Arborvitae Thuja 'Green Giant'?
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Jamestown, NJ
Frozenfloat
Apr 5, 2018 12:32 PM CST
Yup the green giant. It's quite a big tree. Not sure how to get it trimmed down. Especially height.

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