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Syracuse, New York
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Your Tree May Be in Trouble If . . .

Pruning for Size Control is Needed

If a tree needs to be pruned to control its size, it's planted in the wrong place!If a tree needs to be pruned on a regular basis to control its size, it’s planted in the wrong place, at right! Even when done correctly, repeated pruning can weaken a tree, increasing its susceptibility to insects and diseases.

When pruned incorrectly, especially when “topped,” new growth, often referred to as "water sprouts," below, is often susceptible to breakage during severe weather, creating an expensive and increasingly hazardous situation!Water sprouts emerging after a tree has been topped are susceptible to breaking during strong storms.