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    Author(s): Richard C. Schlesinger; Alex L. Shigo
    Date: 1989
    Source: In: Hutchinson, Jay G., ed. Central hardwood notes. St. Paul, MN.: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station. 6.09
    Publication Series: Other
    Station: North Central Research Station
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    Pruning, properly done, is one of the best ways to assure high quality wood. Although the overall volume of hardwood has been increasing during the last several years, the volume of high quality hardwood continues to be in short supply. So high quality logs will continue to be worth more at market time. Potentially, pruning can be an important silvicultural treatment for central hardwoods. The primary questions are which species should be pruned and what is proper pruning?

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    Schlesinger, Richard C.; Shigo, Alex L. 1989. Pruning central hardwoods. In: Hutchinson, Jay G., ed. Central hardwood notes. St. Paul, MN.: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station. 6.09

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