Nursery spacing container-grown trees
AuthorsRichard W. Harris
Andrew T. Leiser
P. Lanny Neel
Norman W. Stice
Richard G. Maire
Authors AffiliationsRichard W. Harris is Professor, Department of Environmental Horticulture, University of California, Davis; Andrew T. Leiser is Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Horticulture, University of California, Davis; P. Lanny Neel is Assistant Horticulturist, Agricultural Research Center, Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Dwight Long is Horticultural Consultant, Saratoga Horticultural Foundation, Saratoga, California; Norman W. Stice is Farm Advisor, Sacramento County; Richard G. Maire is Farm Advisor, Los Angeles County.
Hilgardia 27(3):12-14. DOI:10.3733/ca.v027n03p12. March 1973.
Increasing the spacing of container-grown trees increased trunk caliper and taper, but growth in height was less than those spaced can-to-can. At the closest spacings, the lower foliage was sparse, giving the trees a Ieggy appearance. Adequate spacing (about twice the can-to-can area) gave benefits of increased trunk caliper and taper, and fuller foliage with a minimum sacrifice in height.
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