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Center completely gone

missing center of treeThis tree will be difficult to restore because it has poor structure and because the entire center portion of the canopy is gone. The restoration process seeks to encourage good structure mostly by guiding growth toward the center of the tree. This will be nearly impossible on this one becaue the center is gone. You will see on other examples on this page that when the center is intact the restoration process is easier.

Treatment: If this tree will remain, then allow sprouts to grow then reduce long limbs in a year or two.