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Pruning Black Cherry in Understocked StandsAuthor(s): Ted J. Grisez
Source: Res. Pap. NE-395. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 9p.
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionBlack cherry trees 4 to 6 inches in diameter at breast height (dbh) with live crown ratios ranging from 73 to 92 percent were pruned to 25, 50, or 75 percent of tree height or were left unpruned. Most trees can be pruned to 50 percent of tree height in one operation. Trees that have large crowns and that are frilly exposed on the southwest side should be pruned less severely. Pruning to 75 percent of tree height caused excessive epicormic branching, poor diameter growth, and serious cambium necrosis.
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CitationGrisez, Ted J. 1978. Pruning Black Cherry in Understocked Stands. Res. Pap. NE-395. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 9p.
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