TITLE

Pruning of the cypress lusitanica

AUTHOR(S)
Millner, James; Murti, Yashwant
PUB. DATE
February 2006
SOURCE
New Zealand Tree Grower;Feb2006, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p34
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on a study that investigated the effect of pruning severity on height and diameter growth of Cupressus lusitanica. In December 2001, lusitanica seedlings were planted on an escarpment on Massey University Large Animal Research Unit in Palmerston North, New Zealand. The pruning trial was set up in December 2004 and consists of three treatments--not pruned, pruned to 50% of tree height and pruned to 75% of tree height. There was minimal influence on height growth in July 2005, seven months after pruning. The incidence of canker infection was not affected by pruning but severity appeared to have been increased, particularly in the 75% pruning, which resulted in some losses in this treatment.
ACCESSION #
20252360

 

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