Blue Aptos Redwood Tree shaping
I recently planted a blue aptos redwood which is about ten feet tall. The branches begin at the bottom of the tree and my gardener is advising me to cut all the lower limbs leaving it bare up to the six foot level. He says that is so when the tree matures you can walk under it. This would make it look bare up to the six foot level. I can survive the look but wonder is that healthy for the tree, especially in its first year being planted in my yard. I live in zone 9 Bakersfield, California.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.