Ok, I'm going to try out the new forum and ask for some help from all of you arborists and gardeners out there. I have a row of privet (sp?) hedge about 50' - 60' long, which runs along part of my lot line. The hedge had gotten way out of control and was very 'leggy'. Last weekend, I cut it back to about 12" high. My question is: did I cut back enough, or should I have taken it almost to the ground? I want to give it a new start, so I can keep it managed and looking better over the next few years.