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by arkysteelerfan on July 27, 2006 03:06 PM
I have a Japanese (Dieseccum? looks like pot leaves). It needs to be pruned severally to bring it down to size but I am afraid to prune too much!!! When should I do this?

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by RugbyHukr on July 28, 2006 01:26 PM
prune in late autumn. don't prune like crazy. thin the tree by removing non-main branches.

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by arkysteelerfan on July 29, 2006 05:25 AM
It is so thin at the bottom- I thought I would just lop off the top. Then I was hoping it would sprout new limbs. This may be too drastic.
by RugbyHukr on July 29, 2006 01:51 PM
no, that is a bad idea.

a crown reduction is when you 'thin out' the tree by cutting alot of branches out so that the canopy is more open & airy. some of what you cut out is to reduce the heighth. this takes a little bit of patience & planning but the result will be very satisfying. for you & your tree.

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by arkysteelerfan on August 02, 2006 02:28 AM
There are 2 main limbs from the crown. Should I cut one of them?
by RugbyHukr on August 02, 2006 02:02 PM
i would not remove a main branch.

post a pic & i will add cut lines to it.

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