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Before pruning

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Before pruning

elm before pruning

Eighteen months after planting from #1 containers these Chinese elms have a decent structure. Previous prunings trained the tree to a central dominant leader with two major branches, one on the left and one on the right. Some stems on the two major branches need to be removed and shortened to continue training for good structure.s