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CIR853: Pruning Landscape Trees and Shrubs

Figure 2. (A) Desirable form and branching pattern on a young, large-sized shade tree such as live oak, mahogany, or southern magnolia. Major limbs are spaced apart along the trunk, not clustered at the same point on the trunk. (B) Desirable form on a young, small-sized patio tree such as dogwood, trumpet tree, or frangipani. Major limbs can be spaced closer together on the trunk.