Heavy pruning, Joe !!?

Larry Caldwell 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.
> Comments?
> -Arne

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.

-- Larry

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