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Pruning a White Pine (PA)

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From: Joleen Hanlund
Bethlehem, PA
I want to prune our white pine because last winter we feared it would fall due to high winds and snow. it is about 50 feet. some companies said not to cut the top because it would kill the tree or make the lower branches grow longer. Only one company said we should top it off by 15 feet. What do you recommend?

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From: Jay Hayek
Extension Specialist, Forestry
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences
Hi Joleen:

I'm not an arborist nor am I an urban forester, so I'll leave these kinds of questions to the tree care experts.

Try contacting an Extension forester with Penn State University:

Best of luck!

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