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Limbing

If you try sawing through in one go, the limb will break and rip a strip of bark off the trunk, exposing it to decay. To prevent that, make three cuts:

(1): About 6 to 12 inches from the trunk and a third of the way through the underside

(2): About 1 inch farther out and all the way through

(3): Next to the collar, all the way through

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