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should I cut the tree back or not? Any advice would be gratefully appreciated!

Hello -I am not too sure what to do so any help,would be appreciated! 

I would like to prune back my fir trees but the inside of the trees looks very brown/dead? If I prune them back will I lose the green leaves or will they regrow?

Any advice would be appreciated as would love to cut back the trees but unsure what it will look like?

Thank you,


  • K67K67 Posts: 2,507
    Most firs go dead inside and very few regrow fresh leaves. Do you know what they are?
  • Hello it is a conifer and I think a Chinese Arborvitae but very new to gardening so a little unsure!

    What would you recommend I do as it is I have a row of them on the boundary with my neighbour should I cut it back and plant something under to fill the gaps or not cut it back?What would you recommend?
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,862
    Hard to say without seeing the whole thing
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 12,459
    Thanks to a possible spammer, this thread has bumped up,  so l would agree with Hostafan1,  if you can post a photo of the whole area it would be a great help. 
    It might be possible to tidy them up and raise the canopy slightly. 
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