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Old 05-28-2014, 01:06 PM  
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You might want to consider pachysandra or some other ground cover for underneath the tree. First, as Bud said, the grass will be sad there. And second, you won't have to mow, so you won't be banging your head on the branches. It's hard for me to guess the height of the tree from the picture, how tall is it? Removing ten feet of branches from a twenty foot tall tree might not be desirable.


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You might want to consider pachysandra or some other ground cover for underneath the tree. First, as Bud said, the grass will be sad there. And second, you won't have to mow, so you won't be banging your head on the branches. It's hard for me to guess the height of the tree from the picture, how tall is it? Removing ten feet of branches from a twenty foot tall tree might not be desirable.
10 fences high
3ft fence tree 30ft
42" fence tree 35ft
4 ft fence tree 40ft

so somewhere between 27 and 43 ft.


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Well you don't have to do all the trimming in one shot. Take off the bottom branches and step back to see your handiwork. You will know when it looks right.

Oh yeah, and get a can of pruning sealer before you begin. it is a spray that you apply to the wound (hopefully any wound will be to the tree) to prevent insect attack and moisture loss from the tree.
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