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how should a new live oak tree be pruned?



Doesn't need pruning.

9 Nov, 2011


Agree, don't do it. Oaks make a wonderful shape without any help from us.

9 Nov, 2011


It shouldn't as said already...

9 Nov, 2011


I would only remove crossing branches, and lightly head back branches on the intended trunk, to keep them small for later removal. The best time for pruning is in mid summer, to avoid encouraging sucker growth and "brooms". As it matures, it will need little or no pruning.

14 Nov, 2011

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