Step 8: Remove Inward-Growing and Rubbing Branches

clippers off an inward growing or rubbing branch when working to correctly prune a tree
Photo: Karen Bussolini
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This curved branch took a wrong turn; in a few years, every branch it crossed would be wounded by rubbing. It's also headed into the center of the tree, where it wouldn't get enough light to produce good leaves or flowers.
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    • Pole Saw
      Pole saw
    • lopper
      Bypass loppers
    • bypass pruners
      Bypass pruners
    • pruning saw
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