Hello. I have a jacaranda tree which has grown straight up to about 4 metres and only has two vertical branches straight up, the v starts about halfway up the tree.we have had to stake it up as it sways alot in the wind. Im wondering if I should cut the top out of the tree and if I prune it would it promote more branches to grow furtherdown thetrunk and do you advise pruning it above or below the v in the 2 vertical branches. Any extra advise would be greatly appreciated. Thanks verymuch.
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It would appear that these trees naturally will grow in this fashion. You can prune them, but do not prune low. Only prune 1/3 of the tree at a time. This article will explain in detail the process for safely pruning this: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/jacaranda/pruning-a-jacaranda-tree.htm