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Slide show: Remove a limb in 3 easy cuts

By: Garden Gate staff
Sooner or later you’ll probably need to take off a tree limb to repair storm damage or to keep from hitting your head as you mow the grass.

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Sooner or later you’ll probably need to take off a tree limb to repair storm damage or to keep from hitting your head as you mow the grass. Always make three cuts — an undercut to prevent peeling, a cut to remove the heavy branch and a smooth final cut that leaves the branch collar.

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Published: May 3, 2011
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