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The need is that best case it will take a couple years before he has a decent shrub. In the mean time he gets to look at a 3" around cut off stump. For me that's unacceptable when it's in front of the house. I just removed several here and replaced them and it wasn't a big deal. If he can place the new ones slightly to the side of the existing stump, it's even easier.
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snipped-for-privacy@optonline.net wrote:

Yes, that is why I don't want to just cut them back and wait for them to produce a decent green evergreen shrub. It would be easier and more aesthetic to just remove what I have (probably by just cutting them off at the base)and then plant new ones. There are only 4 of them, so it won't be a big deal.
I am also not sure that the article excerpt that I posted is completely correct that by cutting them way back and leaving a small stump the shrub will re-grow and look okay. In reading other articles, some seem to say that works and others say it will not work. I do know that when cutting some trees and shrubs off at ground level, some will produce new shoots and new growth and some will not. At the place where I work, I cut off a big globe-shaped shrub at the base to remove it and nothing ever grew back out of the stump or from any of the roots. I am not sure what that was, but when I cut it off the wood looked sort of like cherry wood or cherry-colored wood.
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Doc wrote:

Thanks, but there is no need for me to do that at this point. People here were able to provide the answer I needed within the first few replies that were posted. They suggested Globe Arborvitae and after a Google Images follow-up on my end I was able to confirm that is what I have.
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