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    Author(s): Dale S. Solomon; Barton M. Blum
    Date: 1977
    Source: Research Note NE-233. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 3p.
    Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
    Station: Northeastern Research Station
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    The diameter growth rate of pruned trees increased the second year after pruning, whereas the diameter growth of unpruned trees was not as fast during the second year. Diameter growth rate was positively correlated with the height to which all branches were pruned. After the pruning shock of the first year, trees pruned to 50 percent of their height showed the greatest cumulative growth in diameter.

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    Solomon, Dale S.; Blum, Barton M. 1977. Effects of pruning height on the diameter growth of yellow birch. Research Note NE-233. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 3p.

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