monkey puzzle tree

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  1. Phil A

    Phil A New Member

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    Is it possible to prune a monkey puzzle ? ie shorten branches and cut a number of feet off its height. This tree was planted when it was only1ft tall now approx 10ft it is getting too big for the garden. I really would like to keep it trying to maintain a reasonable size for the garden. Any advice please.
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Not without ruining the appearance of the tree. It'll regrow with an ugly shape and weak new trunks which would be liable to split in the future.
     
  3. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Tree's genetics call for it being well over 60 ft. high so if you think 10 ft. is too much you have it in a spot that is never going to work.
     

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