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alimilnaalimilna Posts: 2

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?


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,159

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

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • alimilnaalimilna Posts: 2

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

  • BookertooBookertoo Posts: 1,306

    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. 

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