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Before pruning close-up

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Closer inspection shows defects

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Closer inspection shows that there are at least three leaders growing in the upper canopy. Two are clearly visible on the left and one or two are growing closer to the stake in the center of the canopy. The aggreesive stems on the left are growing way off to the side of the canopy and they are taller than the leader in the center of the canopy.