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RE: pruning question

Hi Bonnie, 

This is an ornamental tree as far as I am concerned. Seen a couple fruits,
but not the type you would eat (maybe Island Jim would, but not me).

Interesting the 1/3 concept.... sounds like I can prune it quite severely
and still keep it alive.

No issue with it getting tall, nothing above it to worry about. 


> Does it bear fruit or is it ornamental?  If it bears fruit, you need to
> cut
> out any dead and crossing branches and make more open spaces to let light
> into the middle of the tree.  Don't cut off ALL the "twigs" as that is
> where some of the new fruit will grow but reduce them significantly to
> have
> better size and quality of fruit.  Cut branches with narrow crouches as
> they tend to break.  In my MG course, we were told to never prune more
> than
> 1/3 of a neglected tree at a time but to gradually prune it up over three
> years.  If you want to reduce the height, prune the terminal buds.  Hope
> this helps.
> Bonnie ETN Zone 7

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