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Three stems are growing up into the canopy. Pick the one that is positioned in a desirable location (typically the one in the center of the canopy) and reduce the length of the other two. Cut back to a lateral branch located in a desirable position using a reduction cut. The amount of wood you remove (in other words how far back you cut) should be in proportion to the amount of growth-slowing effect you desire. Cut far back into the tree for maximum growth slowing effect.