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Pruning Guide for Black and White Oaks

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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.

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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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.

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