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Summary year one or two

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A developing field of quality trees

year one pruning illustration

Here you see a young tree topped twice in one year. Low branches have been cut back, not removed. The tree is essentially being grown in the shape of a cylinder of temporary branchces. Every branch on the tree at this point will be removed before the tree is marketed to the landscape industry. However, nurseries growing for the one-inch caliper market will keep many of these branches on the tree.