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Structural pruning northern red oak

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Before pruning During pruning
Most branches and stems at the top are growing upright. Branches in the upper one-third of the crown were shortened with reduction cuts using an aerial lift.
After pruning  
After structural pruning, the leader is clearly visible to the top of the tree.  

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