Trimming or Topping off Pine Trees
I have several 30' tall pine trees (Jeffrey Pine or other similar looking species) around my house. The yard has too much shade and needles from them.
I want to top them off at half of the height and trim them to increase the sun light through the trees.
But I DO NOT want to harm NOR significantly disfigure the trees.
Any comments or suggestions are very much appreciated.
One side question, they send down a lot more needles this year (I bought the house 2 years ago). Any suggestion on what might went wrong?
Thank you very much in advance.