Pruning arborvitae

Asked May 27, 2017, 12:51 PM EDT

How and when should these arborvitae shrubs be pruned?

Wabasha County Minnesota

1 Response

Pruning is done for shape and form, not size. Don't expect to prune an 8 foot arborvitae into a 4 foot shrub. That said, you can prune anytime up until mid summer. Read here about techniques:
https://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/trees-shrubs/pruning-trees-shrubs/#pruning-evergree...
https://extension.unh.edu/resources/files/resource000594_rep616.pdf
http://hort.uwex.edu/articles/pruning-evergreens/