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Structural pruning American elm

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Before pruning After pruning
There are five or six upright stems growing from the bottom half of the tree. This structure is very weak and prone to failure. The arborist is in the process of removing the right hand stem back to the main trunk. A reduced stem can be seen just above the arborist. Two stems were removed from the left side of the tree with one pruning cut.The structure is not perfect, but much better than prior to pruning.

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