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Old 07-12-2012, 08:12 PM
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Originally Posted by syc19 View Post
Any suggestions on what to do with the dogwood? Would it be possible to prune it into a shape of a shrub? Transplanting it is not a good option since we don't have space for the tree elsewhere.
I would cut off the pine's branches, but I am partial to dogwoods, and pines are not as important to me.
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Old 07-12-2012, 08:52 PM
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It could be a voluteer wild dogwood. In which case, it might not be much to look at. If that other tree were really a pine, I might agree to cutting the branches. But it isn't a pine. Some sort of spruce or fir. It might have a great shape if it hasn't already been chopped up.
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Old 07-13-2012, 04:48 PM
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Sorry for my ignorance on tree species. I think my plan is to give the dogwood a serious trim this fall or next spring and see how it does. If it does fine I'll leave it and if not I'll take it down. I much prefer the evergreen tree since it provides year round privacy. Strangely, the dogwood made a lot of blooms the first year and very few the past two years.
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Old 07-14-2012, 11:02 AM
Location: Aiken, South Carolina, US of A
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If you remove the dogwood, the conifer next to it will grow better.
It will spread it arms out more, where the dogwood tree is, and look even
more beautiful. It wants to do that, but it can't.
Your conifer is beautiful! (evergreen tree).How fortunate you are to have such a
nice grown in specimen in your back yard. It took many years
for it to get to that size.
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