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Effects of disbudding on shoot mortality and stem deformity in black cherryAuthor(s): Charles O. Rexrode
Source: Research Note NE-280. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 4 p.
Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionInsect damage was simulated by the removal of buds from black cherry trees to determine the effects on stem mortality and tree form. Black cherry was very sensitive to disbudding. All degrees of disbudding caused terminal deformities and stem deformity nearly always occurred after the terminal bud was destroyed. Shoot mortality usually occurred after half or more of the buds on the terminal branch were removed. The types of deformities are illustrated.
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CitationRexrode, Charles O. 1979. Effects of disbudding on shoot mortality and stem deformity in black cherry. Research Note NE-280. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 4 p.
KeywordsPrunus serotina, disbudding, mortality, deformity
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