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Deodar Cedar tend to grow with a single leader like this one, but it is not uncommon for them to develop competing leaders. These tend to be broad heavily branched growers that commonly lose large branches and suffer huge tear outs from lost leaders. This one lost two 8″+ diameter limbs in the recent snow dropping 15′-20′ to the sidewalk. These are a fast growing conifer, a reason they are often planted and another reason their wood is relatively weak.

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