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What to do with overgrown yews?

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I have four overgrown yews (6x6, at least) in the front of my house. If I trim these back to the ground, will they grown back? They are healthy, but too big for the space. A friend wants to yank them out with a truck, but the water main is directly below them as is a dedicated fiber line, so I don’t think that’s a good idea. I’m retired now so I have more time to keep them in check, but I also think I might want something a little less dense, a little whispier in that area. I’m not sure what to do. Any suggestions?

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