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This tree was planted about 30 years ago and was never structurally pruned. Only small low branches were removed for underclearance. As a result of neglect and poor understanding of the treatments necessary for developing strong structure, the tree broke apart on a 60 mph wind. Structural pruning every few years would have prevented most of this damage.

Extremely poor form on 30-year-old oak Poor form with several codominant stems
Tree fails in 60 mph wind

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