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More lions-tailing

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tree with lion's tailing

Here is another example of removing branches only from the interior and lower part of the canopy. The lower three or four branches should have been shortened with reduction cuts instead of lions-tailed. Lions-tailing the lower branches encourages them to grow longer and larger resulting in an enlarged branch base. Since these branches are too low on the trunk to remain on the tree for a long time, their growth should be discouraged, not encouraged.