We have a huge overgrown pine tree and it has not been trimmed for at least 10 years. it has been recommended that we have it removed but I want to know if there is any way to trim it back periodically and save it?
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That is a good sized pine tree...........only can trim in real cold weather.........I would try to give it a trim.......nothing severe......take a good look at the bark and see if any bore holes...............
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Yes, the tree can be trimmed with no problems, make sure that you do the trimming in the winter months, and remember not to remove more than 1/5 of the folliage during trim - until you are satisfied with the result.  By the way, it is my experience that he who suggests a plant needs to be removed based upon appearance and over-growth, is seeking to have that job and wanting a very l;arge amount of money to get the job done.  Why remove a healthy plant just to line the pockets of he who doesn't know that much better?
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