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    Pruning Chinese Tallow Tree

    I have a Chinese Tallow tree that is about 15 years old and about 35 feet high. What is the proper way to prune this tree? I'd like to cut 8 to 10 feet off the top.

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    Oak
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    RE: Pruning Chinese Tallow Tree

    Although taking 8-10' off the top ( otherwise known as "topping") is not considered a healthy pruning practice, you might not get too many arguments from others on this board.

    The Chinese tallow is a non-native (unless you live in China) invasive tree. See http://aquat1.ifas.ufl.edu/sapium.html for more details.
    Cheers,
    Everett

    Green Man Enviroscaping LLC
    www.greenmanenvy.com

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