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Aug 29, 2016 9:25 AM CST
My Little Gem Magnolia bush has grown into a 24 foot high tree and is too tall. Can I cut the main trunk to shorten it?
Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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Aug 29, 2016 1:31 PM CST
Hi and welcome. Could you please post a picture of the tree? It's possible that cutting the main lead on the tree will make it grow an unsightly shape.

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