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How to downsize a dwarf tree?

Discussion in 'Nursery' started by Okie294life, Jul 13, 2019.

  1. Okie294life

    Okie294life Small engine jackwagen.

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    I have a shrub tree in my yard the owners let get way too big, now it’s ugly. The limbs on it are way to big and it’s a beast to shape I want to downsize it. Thinking about growing a sprout up in a pot and then replanting the whole mess after it take out the root ball, or cutting it back and splicing to the trunk. Any suggestions? I actually like the tree it’s just gotten way too big due to neglect.
     
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    redlawn 78 ArboristSite Member

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    What kind of tree/shrub? Post pics if your not sure of the name.
     
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    Okie294life Small engine jackwagen.

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    It’s a holly tree/bush, but about 15ft tall.
     
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    Del_ Get outside.

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    Let it grow to it's natural form.
     
  5. Okie294life

    Okie294life Small engine jackwagen.

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    It’s a topiary, and it’s encroaching on my walkway. I may stump it off and do that. It’s probably got a 15’ root ball also though. I just hate to stump a tree down that hasn’t been properly trimmed in the past.
     

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