Monkey puzzle question

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    Monkeypunch New Member

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    My monkey puzzle tree has lower branches which touch the grass. Tree is very healthy & I'm afraid to prune it. Do I wait until temperature freezing?
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Very nice to have one branched to the ground, it isn't common. Keep it that way as long as you can, don't prune off any live branches - only remove the lower branches as they die off naturally.
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Nice specimen! A good crop of cones on it, too.
     
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    Thank you for your knowledge. I will never prune her. I found you just in the nick of time! Someone had advised pruning to avoid disease off ground. It seemed wrong, now I'm certain its unnecessary. I appreciate your sense.
     

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