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- Charlotte area, North Carolina
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I am thinking about defoliating an oak next year in order to develop remification and reduce leaf size. I have defoliated maples, elms, figs, and other deciduous trees before, but never oaks. Anyone with any experience here? My plan would involve letting the tree bud fully and develop mature foilage in the early Spring, and then defoliating and pruning in early Summer before the heat arrives. The oak in question is a cork oak Quercus suber.