pruning a magnolia tree - Knowledgebase Question

Pittsburg, Ka
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Question by donnasaccou
July 1, 2010
I need to reshape a magnolia tree. The top 12 feet were lost in an ice storm. The tree has gotten so large it needs a good 2-3 feet off all of the way around. When, how & where do I trim it at. Thank you, Donna.

Answer from NGA
July 1, 2010
Now is a good time to prune your magnolia. I'd prune everything back to a more symmetrical shape, pruning just in front of a leaf or leaf scar. This is where new growth will appear. Good luck with your pruning project.

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