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Structural pruning Chinese elm

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Before pruning After pruning
There are several upright stems competing for dominance.It is difficult to even see the structure in this photograph.
One stem was chosen as the leader and others were shortened or removed. The trunk and branch structure is much easier to view all the way to the top of the tree following pruning. This is one way to judge whether the tree has been pruned appropriately.

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