Posted: 07/12/2014 at 19:20
Love conifers too. however, those famous "dwarf" conifers are rarely that. Many grow and grow and grow ...as in Triplej's case.
so, I would seriously consider removing it too. The problem will simply get worse. in any case, at least remove the offending branches Triplej. You wont harm the tree.
for me conifers need to be "trained" from small. Need to be considered for their suitability from the start. once had 20 or 30 specimen conifers and gradually removed many of them. They served their purpose. I have now some,truly slow growing varieties, a few taxus that have been well managed and a couple of junipers that are annually clipped.
People seem not to appreciate the changing foliage colours on conifers during the year. A blue juniper, for example, provides a beautiful piece of solid structure during winter. A dwarf cryptomeria changes from green to purple/brown and back to brightest green in spring. Juniperus Blue Star provides a small blue mound to contrast beautifully with a red carex or dark heuchera during winter.