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Old 12-27-2013, 07:29 PM
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Chinese Pistache Pruning

I wanted to see is I could get some assistance with pruning my dad's Chinese Pistache trees. The tree with stakes was planted a year ago and he is going to remove the stakes in May after our storm season has passed. The other tree was planted this week. I'm fairly familiar with pruning of maples, oaks and pears but the Pistache is quite different. Any advice would be appreciated.
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Old 12-28-2013, 12:40 AM
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I wanted to see is I could get some assistance with pruning my dad's Chinese Pistache trees. The tree with stakes was planted a year ago and he is going to remove the stakes in May after our storm season has passed. The other tree was planted this week. I'm fairly familiar with pruning of maples, oaks and pears but the Pistache is quite different. Any advice would be appreciated.
the main issue here is you have 2 co-dominant leaders, and each of those have co-dominant leaders. i would choose one main leader and remove the other completely. then, on the leader that you decide to keep i would reduce one of the two remaining leaders. i don't know anything about this tree, but general rule of thumb on most hardwoods is to have one dominant leader. do the pruning now before springtime.
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