White Pine -- pinching off new growth?
We have just recently planted quite a few young White Pine and some seem a little scraggly. Would pinching off new growth help them to fill out more developing more branches? We want to give them the best start as they will be a substantial part our landscape.
As a side note, the home owners before us planted a variety of confers but they judged the distance between plants as though they imagined them staying small forever. Now that these plants are huge they are growing into each other but provide quite a haven for the various birds. The plants all look healthy and don't seem to resent the close proximity of it's neighbor.