Pruning of Ficus Tree
Would appreciate input regarding pruning of an indoor ficus benjamina tree.
The tree is in extremely healthy condition. And I have successfully pruned it's canopy several times. But,I am in question of what to do about the thin tiny branches which are sometimes 10" to 12" long that have growth only at their tips - three or four leaves. Is it possible to encourage growth further back?... or should I simply prune it back to the limb from which it is an off-shoot? These branches are more often near the bottom of the tree or within it's center where there is less light. Recommendations and suggestions will be greatly appreciated.