Trimming Arborvitae trees

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Posted by Peter DiGregorio on March 03, 2003 at 15:57:11:

I have several Arborvitae trees located around my property that provide excellent privacy. The trees are about 17 years old and have reached a height of approximately 18 feet. Thus far the weight of the snow this winter has damaged many of the trees. The trees have grown too tall. I would like to trim about three feet off the top of each tree in the spring. However, I donít know if it will damage them?

Thanks

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