I have a cedar hedge that was unfortunately not well maintained by the previous owners or the next door neighbors, it's approx 11' high and way too wide at 6' or so, running for about 40' o/a. I had shaped it as best I could many years ago, but this year with the snow loading it's become damaged within the first couple of feet. What sort of result (I think I aready know the answer btw) could be attained if the first two feet of the entire hedge was removed? Would I just see a brown mass there for many years? Obvisouly the solution is to remove and replace AND maintain, but hey, I'm not rich.
Constructive input appreciated, tks.