Topping an immature arborvitae
(Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Emerald Cedar - Thuja 'Smaragd'
I planted Emerald Green arborvitae 2 years ago and this year they were about 6' high. The landscaper topped them back maybe 1', and that meant cutting into the wood. These plants should get to 10' to 12'. Aren't they permanently stunted now that they've been topped like this?
I live in the Detroit, Michigan area.