Heavy pruning, Joe !!?
larryc at teleport.com
Thu Jun 17 21:06:53 EST 1999
In article <7k9ugn$i4o$1 at mail.snowcrest.net>, arne at snowcrest.net writes:
> 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.
In the silviculture classes I have taken, they advise 50% in Doug Fir for
maximum wood production, but say you can go to 33% if you have to. They
don't recommend going past that, and there is no return to pruning logs
past the 17' mark.
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