Shrub trimming

Asked August 6, 2020, 8:19 AM EDT

Hello, I have 2 evergreens around 6 ft tall and I was wondering if I could trim some of the lower branches which are almost touching the ground ? Then it would be easier for me to water them Thank you, Mark Abraham

Wright County Minnesota

1 Response

It isn’t recommended because the branches at the bottom are the largest and the greatest photosynthetic potential. That said, many folks cut the lowest branches off for mowing. Most trees seem to manage.