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Feb 14, First cut into the trunk just above the highest branch you want to retain. Place the chainsaw against the side of the tree toward which you want the top to fall. Make a horizontal cut into the tree. Stop cutting when you're about 1/4 to 1/3 of the way through the tree's diameter. Prune the tree top no more than 1/4 inch off the tree's height for pyramidal and columnar cedars.
Make sure you're topping branches that are part of the main trunk. If topping your cedar more than 1/4 inch, make sure to place the top branches in an upright position so that the cedar. Apr 02, Remove the weak leader at the point where it connects to the main stem. Sterilize the cutting tool before using it to prevent the spread of pathogens. Another time to start cutting back cedar trees is when you see damaged or dead branches.
Prune out dead wood with sterilized clippers. Mar 31, If you choose to keep your cedar trees, you can remove the bottom branches to keep them away from the sidewalk and cut the tops off where they meet the eaves.
The only problem with this is Estimated Reading Time: 5 mins. May 30, I am not an expert at this type of pruning but I have read that you should cut no more than 1/4 of the height off of the top of a cedar. I hope someone posts who knows for sure though. Tree topping is exactly what it sounds like. It’s when you cut the top of a tree off, which reduces the tree’s remaining top branches to stumps.
As a result, your tree is left with weak, unstable limbs and a bare, unnatural appearance. Also, your tree is much more prone to breaking and may be a risk hazard.
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Why do people top trees? Here are the biggest reasons people choose to top trees. They want to. Nov 07, I would suggest you remove at least the tallest new top on the cedar back to the topping cut or just above it. It will have a weak attachment to the Estimated Reading Time: 8 mins.