Can yew trees be shaped?

Clare Fallon asked 11 years ago

We have a number of yew trees of different ages in need of shaping and pruning. Can this be done without damaging the trees? When is the best time to do this?are there any particular problems in pruning older trees? What is the natural lifespan of a yew tree?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
Yew is one of a fwe conifers that canbe cut back and will re-sprout. You can take off as much as you like, even back to the main limbs if necessary.

Spring is the best time. Yew is very long-lived, perhaps as much as one thousand years.