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Pruning conifers

Question: I have a slow growing conifer similar in type to a leylandi. I have had it 7 years and it’s about 9ft high. I would like to cut 3 feet off the top. What’s the best time of year to do this?

Our answer: The optimum time to prune Evergreens/Conifers is springtime. But you will need to be careful when pruning the top three feet off your Conifer – do not cut it straight across as this will look quite odd. Try to reshape it.

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