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Tree Pruning

Pruning techniques are important for a healthy tree, and are often a better alternative than topping trees.

Most trees are topped due to fears of the tree is becoming too large, but unfortunately in most cases topping just contributes to greater danger from the resulting proliferation of weakly attached sprouts and the entrance of decay fungi.

The most important time to prune trees is in the first 5 to 10 years of their life, as the pruning of young trees promotes correct development of structure, saves money by removing branches when they are small, and keeps pruning wounds small.

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