Pruning for a leader

Pecan tree with no clear leader

Sometimes we need to prune for a leader on our nursery trees. Here we have a Pecan Tree with no clear leader. Left to its own devices this tree will make several leaders from this point 2 1\2′ off the ground. The dominant branch is to the right in the picture. I will remove the other branches as seen below and tie up that branch as the new leader as seen at the bottom.

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Pecan tree pruned to regain a leader
New leader tied up on a pecan tree