Can my dwarf Alberta spruce still recover ?


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I have a dwarf Alberta spruce (Picea glauca Conica).
Sadly it grew too close to a Thuja (recently removed) and now looks like this:
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Will it ever recover its natural shape or should I kill it ?
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Q.T.
 
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You don't need to kill it unless you just can't stand the bareness. Those branches are dead and won't come back, but all you have to do is remove them.
 
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You don't need to kill it unless you just can't stand the bareness. Those branches are dead and won't come back, but all you have to do is remove them.
Ok... please let me understand well: that part that is completely fried will never recover ? New branches never grow there ?
So... it's aesthetically compromised. :cry:
 
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Sadly, yes.:eek: All you can do is remove the dead parts and go from there. Some branches on either side of the gap will grow a bit in that direction, but it will take years to look "normal" again.
 
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Sadly, my wife dictates to be removed and replaced as it is "ugly". I have to obey... :cautious:
 
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