Now that leaves have mostly dropped and trees are almost dormant, time to do an annual prune of material growing in the beds. This oak was a seedling planted this year. It fairly thrived but had too many branches coming from a single point on the trunk, and these had to be thinned out to avoid inverse taper.
Lower branches left on to allow thickening. I’d like this to be quite a chunky tree so I’ll keep new growth short next year.