Magnolia Trees

Trimming an Old Magnolia Tree

Anonymous added on August 11, 2016 | Answered

Our old magnolia tree has a lot of sparse branches on top and they are unsightly. Should I have them trimmed back?

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Answered on August 12, 2016

You can prune them back to improve the tree's appearance but probably not all at once. Also, since the tree is older there will probably be a permanent scar where you cut the branch.

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