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RE: pruningl

"He said to think of the leaves as the what feeds the roots.  You should
have about the same amount of roots underground as you do leaves up above
the ground and if you cut off too many leaves you will kill that many

I've never heard or read that pruning kills roots.  The idea of balance
between roots and leaves makes sense such as when repotting a plant.  The
tree uses its roots to bring nutrients to the leaves, so I guess if there
are less leaves less roots would be needed.  But do they die off?  Anybody
know more about this?

Long Island, NY
Zone 7a (Average min temp 50 - 00)

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