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alimilna

I have a yew tree which badly needs cutting back due to its position in the garden.   Is there any reason  I shouldn't do it at this time of year?

nutcutlet

Some times might be better than others but I've hacked at them at most times of the year without problems

alimilna

Thanks, nutcutlet, that is just what I needed to hear.

Bookertoo

Yew are very forgiving, and are one of the only conifers which grow bak from cutting into brown wood - go for it.  I usually have to do mine at the 'wrong' time as it can overgrow a path the kiddiwinkles go along on their way to school, and so it needs to be cut back away from them any time from now to June - it always smiles and gets on with it. 

Cut yes whenever you want to. Now, however, is perfect because new growth will be so much quicker.

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