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Reduce branches

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Reduce branches

branches need reducing

Here is a vigorous sprout that is quickly growing into a codominant stem. If it is in the permanent nursery canopy reduce its length with a reduction cut back to a lateral branch pointed away from the leader. If the sprout is in the lower portion of the tree that will be removed from the tree before marketing, then cut it back with a heading cut so it will not shade the permanent nursery canopy.