Hilgardia
Hilgardia
Hilgardia
University of California
Hilgardia

Trunk development of young trees

Authors

Richard W. Harris
Andrew T. Leiser
P. Lanny Neel
Dwight Long
Norman W. Stice
Richard G. Maire

Authors Affiliations

Richard 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.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 27(4):7-9. DOI:10.3733/ca.v027n04p7. April 1973.

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Abstract

Trees were produced in these tests that could stand erect without staking—by eliminating stakes during production, by leaving lateral branches on the trunk, and by spacing plants so their tops were free to move. Even though rigidly staked trees with lower limbs removed grew taller, they developed less trunk caliper, regardless of whether they were lightly or severely pruned. These trees were not able to stand upright when planted out, while the unstaked trees needed little or no support.

Harris R, Leiser A, Neel P, Long D, Stice N, Maire R. 1973. Trunk development of young trees. Hilgardia 27(4):7-9. DOI:10.3733/ca.v027n04p7
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