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30/05/2013 at 14:13

I have a Korean fir tree (the conifer with the bright blue, spherical cones). It is slow growing but I know it eventually reaches massive heights. Anyone got suggestions (tried and tested) as to how I can keep it fairly small? Thanks!

30/05/2013 at 17:40

Good, clean, sharp secatuers and patience.  There are good web sites and books about pruning such trees, though as you say, it will take many years to get very large. 

19/07/2013 at 13:36

I have had a Korean Fir for about ten years now and it's almost 13ft tall. Beautiful tree, perfect shape, but we have to keep trimming one side of it as it grows over a path. I was wondering if it would be okay to remove the lower branches to just under half way up the tree, leaving the trunk bare and keeping the top half a perfect shape. Would it harm the tree? It would make such a difference, letting light in yet keeping the symmetrical shape. Any advice welcome.

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