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5 Tree Myths…Debunked

Canopy Loss in Trees, Young Tree Pruning,  and Tree Disease... 1. The More I Cut, the Less Often I Have to Prune Over-pruning can make trees undergo growth spurts because they're trying to compensate for canopy loss. Canopy loss results in a reduction of photosynthesis that fuels the tree. The rule of thumb is to never prune more than 25% of the living canopy. Prune more than this, and you may find yourself contending with a lot of rapid-growing shoots. The tree is expending energy stored in the trunk and roots to restore its photosynthetic capacity, so you'll find yourself...

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