Not very likely.
Late February to early April is the best time to prune fruit trees in Iowa. Pruning should be completed before the fruit trees begin to break bud (leaf out) in early spring. Evergreen Trees. Evergreen trees, such as pine, spruce, and fir, require little pruning.
Dead, broken, and diseased branches can be removed at any time of year. May 16, The tall shape and graceful, drooping branches of Norway spruce (Picea abies) may make pruning more challenging since you don't want to destroy the natural form and beauty of the tree. Look at the very top of the spruce tree. Only one growing tip Author: Jacob J.
Wright. Prune Norway spruce in the late winter or early spring. For young trees, follow branch tips back until you find two branches growing to either side.
The spruce is way more interesting and rare than the Crypto, so I just assumed that I would take out the Crypto.
Snip off the center branch growth. Doing this will encourage the side branches that remain to grow faster and make the tree bushier.
Cut the lowest rung of branches on the tree to force more height. If the Norway spruce begins to thin out or lose branches due to the pine, then cut it down. (Norways can do extremely well in partial shade from what I have seen - as another has mentioned.) With my luck, if I had your situation and cut one down, the other tree would be struck by lightning or.
Feb 11, Evergreen Trees. An excellent time to prune spruce and fir is late winter when they are still dormant.
Spruce and fir possess side or lateral buds. The pruning cut should be just above a side bud or branch. Pines are pruned in early June to early July when the new growth is in the"candle" stage.