evergreen tree trimming

Asked June 22, 2020, 10:47 PM EDT

Evergreen tree in my yard is about 25-30 years old, on south side of house, but does get a small amount of shade. The branches on the tree have no green growth except for the last couple of feet on each branch. For example, the bottom branches might be eight feet long, but six feet of the branch has no growth and the final two feet has green growth. The bottom branches are hanging on the ground. The upper branches also have no green growth except for the outside of the branch. A couple of years ago I planted fertilizer spikes around the perimeter of the tree but that did not do any good. Is it okay to cut off the bottom branches at this time of year? Do you think there is any hope for the tree? Thanks very much for your help. Jerry

Ramsey County Minnesota

1 Response

What type of evergreen is it? A photo would be very helpful