How to prune French Scotch Pine seedlings to encourage low limb growth and...

Asked May 12, 2019, 2:04 AM EDT

How to prune French Scotch Pine seedlings to encourage low limb growth and minimum height. We want to use some as live Christmas trees with minimal exposed trunk. HAve several hundred seedlings which are about 24" tall plus a 12" root mass. Will it grow fatter if we lob off the top? I have read where topping risks weaker lateral branches and insect invasion. Thank you.

Summit County Ohio trees and shrubs

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