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Structural pruning scarlet oak

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Before pruning During pruning
Most branches and stems are growing upright. Branches in the upper one-third of the crown were shortened with reduction cuts. Pruning on that part of the tree is finished. The arborist is moving down the crown to finish pruning the lower portion of the crown.
After pruning  
Two upright growing branches three to four inches in diameter were removed on the lower right side of the crown. Now the entire tree has been pruned. Returning to structurally prune in two or three years will set the tree on its way to a strong core structure.  

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