Live in Colorado Springs, which is very dry. I think the tree was not watered during the winter a couple of years ago. The top looks wonderful. Do I cut off the bottom branches? Just got a letter from the Landscape Committee about the look of the tree.
Well, Howdy Neighbour!
We are based in Toronto, Canada, and I would feel unprepared to help you with your question as your climate is completely different from ours.
Colorado State University has a Master Gardener program and they will be happy to take your inquiry. Just click on the link below to take you to a page with all the information.