Texas Gardening forum: pruned Tree , not correct

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gotsqueeze
May 12, 2015 9:37 AM CST
Here are some pictures of a tree in my front yard. The main (branch?) Is cut, doesnt this ruin the tree? For sure its curb appeal but its overall health?
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Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
May 12, 2015 9:42 AM CST
It depends on the tree. It doesn't look to me like the central stem (main branch) was cut though.
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Esperanza
May 12, 2015 9:49 PM CST
A wound is a wound in general to a tree but Ken is right about it not looking like a main leader that will effect the bigger picture. If it were me I would cut off both of those middle pieces.

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dallas Texas (Zone 8a)
gotsqueeze
Jun 9, 2015 9:46 PM CST
Here is another picture.. I think the main trunk has been cut away. BC whatever they cut is now grown above all the rest of the branches. But it is an eyesore!

I don't think it can be saved as far as looks go..

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