Heavy pruning, Joe !!?
arne at snowcrest.net
Wed Jun 16 23:46:04 EST 1999
Pruning to a 33% crown ratio seems severe, but then what do I know about
eastern hardwoods. I know it's pretty minimal for Pacific slope conifers and
would generally select AGAINST such a tree.
Joseph Zorzin <redoak at forestmeister.com> wrote in message
news:3766375A.43A7F5DD at forestmeister.com...
>> Also, what are your opinions on pruning
>> lower branches of oaks say as you would a walnut stand?
>Yes, prune them. By all means. And as the trees grow, keep pruning them.
>can prune off live branches too up to 2/3 the height of the tree with no
>effect. But especially prune the ones that will make the final "crop
>perhaps 25' or so apart on average. For those, as they get taller,
>eventually prune up the first full log- plus the stump height to about 17'.
>Pruning the crop trees should be a good financial investment of your time
>and cost. Pruning non "crop trees" will look nice, but may not be worth it
>from a strict financial point of view.
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