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Question of the Week 04/24/2021

Q: I cut my juniper shrub and now it's brown. Did I damage it?

A: It depends on how much you cut it. Whenever you trim/shape a juniper shrub, the most you want to cut it is just before you see the brown. Ideally, you want to leave an inch or two of green growth; that way your shrub still looks good.

If you cut a little past the green, the shrub will stay brown, but as it gets sun, some new growth will slowly appear on it. If you cut it significantly (deep into the old-growth) there is a good chance that it will not grow back.

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