Eastern White Cedar shaping


Hi I have recently got some eastern white cedars played for a privacy fence. Planted, they are 8-9’ already.. I would probably want them to go to about 11-12’ in height and about 3’ wide.. when should I start pruning these trees? I have read about the basics of pruning to promote new growth.. I just don’t want to hurt the plants. Again my overall end result I would like about 11-12’ high and 3’ thick privacy fence.



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