Pruning Guide for Black and White Oaks
Butt logs of black and white oaks in Missouri were pruned with a saw at ages 15, 28, 35, and 51 years. Ten years later, the black oaks treated at 35 and 51 years and the white oaks treated at age 51 had fewer branches that the controls. Pruning at 15 or 28 years was unsuccessful, and pruning with a herbicide proved useless. A political guide is offered.
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Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Research Forester, North Central Forest Experiment Station, USDA Forest Service, Columbia, MO 65211
Publication date: 1984-08-01
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