Early Results of Bud-Pruning in Slash Pine
Abstract:The shortage of high quality logs has caused increased attention to pruning as a means of growing quality products on short rotations. The principle of producing knot-free timber by periodic removal of lateral buds from young trees has been applied to certain northern species. This article describes a southern experiment in the bud-pruning of slash pine, a rapid-growth tree that seems well suited to pruning for increased quality.
Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Forest economist, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station, Athens, Ga
Publication date: February 1, 1950
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