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After heading all branches

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After heading the canopy

tree after being headed

All branches and the leader were cut using heading cuts to shape the canopy. Some branches in the bottom portion of the canopy were removed back to the trunk using a removal cut. This tree will grow out to a nice shape and will have a dominant leader when pruned like this twice each year.