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After subordination

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tree after subordination
The lower left branch was reduced because it was too low to allow it to become part of the permanent canopy. It was on its way to becoming a major part of the tree and had a poor connection with the trunk due to a bark inclusion. The leader on the right side was reduced so the one in the center of the canopy could dominate and become the main trunk. It normally takes about 25 years of pruning every 3 to 5 years or so to develop good structure. Click to the next photo to view the tree one year later.