When we rebuilt our house, the local law says we have to have some green space, so we put these shrubs in, I think they are called "Pyramid Cedars" or maybe they are "Thuja Occidentalis Smaragd" I'm not really sure.
Anyhow the darn things are growing like bad weeds
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There were originally 6 trees, but I took two out a while back, as there was not enough room. I also built the steel frame to hold them up, the "Genius" architect left the "pot" that he trees stand in only 8" deep Dunno how he thought the trees would be able to stand up in that short pot very well.
I really need to cut these suckers back, a LOT, they are now getting blown around by the wind badly, and sometimes the branches kind of stick out there into the sidewalk area, the local municipal busybodies say they have received complaints I guess with the sidewalk only being about 8' wide, some people cannot navigate past the shrubs without scratching themselves.
Removal is NOT an option, the same municipal busybodies check to make sure we still have our "Green Space", if we removed it, we would face stiff monthly fines
How do I trim these things?
I'm thinking of taking one or two out, to give the two largest ones a bit more room to grow.
Other wise, I guess I have to trim them back a bit, but the last time I did that, they looked bad for about six months.......
Any help and or some links to somewhere with some pics and explanations would be great.