Removing Small Sucker Shoots From Large Pin Oak

Question From: FLORIDA
Q: Hello Nancy, I am in spring hill,florida, I am taking the deadwood out of my large pin oak.(50ft) My question is:While I am up the tree how much of the small sucker shoots do I remove from the individual large limbs.? I have removed them all from the lower main trunk and forks,just so I could get up in the tree.The spread of the branchs is about 40 ft. Thanks in advance: Bob


Bob, I can't give you an educated guess sight unseen. If it were my tree I would spend a hundred bucks and have a certified arborist make an onsite inspection to assess this valuable asset. You can find a certified arborist here: Happy Yardening, Nancy