Magnolia height reduction and formative care.
This Magnolia tree is in excellent health but it had never been pruned before. Some limbs were carrying too much weight and were becoming a potential failure point. The clients wanted to reduce the height and improve the overall appearance. This specimen will require another phase of pruning to achieve the ideal form. After we reduced the height and dealt with the structural issues we pruned back the Cedars that were competing for sunlight, which will allow the holes in the Magnolia canopy to fill out so that we can achieve a more symmetrical form following the next round of pruning.