What do I do about the smaller secondary branches that are growing off the main branches? Do I prune them or let them grow?
The secondary branches are growing below the canopy. As the larger buds grow, the lower branches will be light starved and will not grow much, but they are using resources that could be focused on upper bud growth. When they are removed these will no longer be diverted. Instead, there will be more nutrients going to the top branches.
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