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Hi, Duckfan: Without knowingHi, Duckfan: Without knowing your trees' age and size, it's difficult to say, but we would say, Just wait. Focus on having really healthy trees. See how they are going grow when unpruned. Then, next spring, after the leaves have appeared, go in and remove any dead and competing (for sunlight) branches, just trying to encourage the natural growth and shape that result from photosynthesis's need for sunlight. This may take a couple of years, but eventually, through visual observation of their growth and their response to your intermediate prunings, you should be able to divine how to help each tree along by limited, selected pruning -- if it's even necessary. Make sure the shears are sharp!

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