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Trunk development of young trees

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Richard R. Harris , Department of Environmental Horticulture, University of California
Andrew T. Leiser, Department of Environmental Horticulture, University of California
P. Lanny Neel, Agricultural Research Center
Dwight Long, Saratoga Horticultural Foundation
Norman W. Stice, Sacramento County
Richard G. Maire, Los Angeles County

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California Agriculture 27(4):7-9.

Published April 01, 1973

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Trees were produced in these tests that could stand erect without staking—by eliminating stakes during production, by leaving lateral branches on the trunk, and by spacing plants so their tops were free to move. Even though rigidly staked trees with lower limbs removed grew taller, they developed less trunk caliper, regardless of whether they were lightly or severely pruned. These trees were not able to stand upright when planted out, while the unstaked trees needed little or no support.

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Assistance, plants and use of facilities were provided by ABC Nursery, Gardena; Oki Nursery, Sacramento; and the Saratoga Horticultural Foundation, Saratoga, California.

Trunk development of young trees

Richard R. Harris, Andrew T. Leiser, P. Lanny Neel, Dwight Long, Norman W. Stice, Richard G. Maire
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Trunk development of young trees

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Authors

Richard R. Harris , Department of Environmental Horticulture, University of California
Andrew T. Leiser, Department of Environmental Horticulture, University of California
P. Lanny Neel, Agricultural Research Center
Dwight Long, Saratoga Horticultural Foundation
Norman W. Stice, Sacramento County
Richard G. Maire, Los Angeles County

Publication Information

California Agriculture 27(4):7-9.

Published April 01, 1973

PDF  |  Citation  |  Permissions

Author Affiliations show

Abstract

Trees were produced in these tests that could stand erect without staking—by eliminating stakes during production, by leaving lateral branches on the trunk, and by spacing plants so their tops were free to move. Even though rigidly staked trees with lower limbs removed grew taller, they developed less trunk caliper, regardless of whether they were lightly or severely pruned. These trees were not able to stand upright when planted out, while the unstaked trees needed little or no support.

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Full text is available in PDF.

Author notes

Assistance, plants and use of facilities were provided by ABC Nursery, Gardena; Oki Nursery, Sacramento; and the Saratoga Horticultural Foundation, Saratoga, California.


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