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Discussion in 'Picture Forum' started by Elise, Sep 14, 2018 at 2:29 AM.

  1. Elise

    Elise New Member

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    southern california
    Recently, our landscape company was tasked with removal of suckers from some redwood trees on our property, but instead of removing suckers, they removed the few small suckers and many lower branches, on this example there were about 10 removed.
    They did this to about half a dozen coastal redwood trees.

    This is a 10 year old Costal Redwood.
    There were no visible suckers on this tree.
    The three that were there, were about pencil thick and hidden along the trunk amongst the lower branches.

    My question is this: if this was your project, and you had that work order, and there were no clearance issues or safety issues whatsoever, what would you think if you walked up and saw that this was what your employee did...

    on the left is before, on the right after... before pic is 2 years old

    What are the long term implications of what has been done?

    I appreciate any pro opinions on this.

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  2. Jeff Lary

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    Jan 2, 2012
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    Hartland Maine
    When reading about pruning apple trees I had read someplace no more than 1/3 of the branches removed in any one year.

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