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*Prune mature trees when their lower limbs get in the way. These are branches that droop or hit you in the face.
*Prune any dead limbs off of mature trees. Dieback is normal, particularly in the lower limbs or branches that do not get enough light.
*Trim mature trees if their crowns are too dense. When the canopy is so heavy that nothing can grow beneath the trees, some thinning is recommended.
*Trim mature trees that have suffered storm damage. Limbs that have been broken and severely damaged should be removed -- as soon as it is safe to do so.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|