Effects of Reduction Pruning on Growth, Decay, and Morphology of Tree Branches

2005 | Dr. John E. Lloyd & Steven P. Nittolo, University of Idaho
The union is stronger when the side branch is smaller than the stem to which it is attached (lower aspect ratio). The objectives of this study are to determine the severity of pruning necessary to influence the aspect ratio, and to determine the optimal amount of subordination pruning necessary to reduce the potential for decay.

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