Pruning of the cypress lusitanica

Millner, James; Murti, Yashwant
February 2006
New Zealand Tree Grower;Feb2006, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p34
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.


Related Articles

  • Instability in lusitanica -- a learning curve. Brown, Ian // New Zealand Tree Grower;May2005, Vol. 26 Issue 2, p37 

    Presents an article about instability in Cupressus lusitanica. Trial conducted to assess the effectiveness of pruning in reducing instability; Cause of toppling in radiata pine; Pieces of advice on pruning on fertile sites.

  • ANATOMÍA DE LA PLÁNTULA DE TRES ESPECIES DE CUPRESSUS (CUPRESSACEAE). De Magistris, Alberto A.; Castro, María A. // Darwiniana;1999, Vol. 37 Issue 3/4, p199 

    Structural anatomy of seedlings of Cupressus lusitanica Mill., C. macrocarpa Hartw. and C. sempervirens L. (Cypress) cultivated in Argentina was studied. Seedlings of these species were fixed at eigth different stages of the germination process. Anatomical features of root, hypocotyl,...

  • Phylogeography and allopatric divergence of cypress species (Cupressus L.) in the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau and adjacent regions. Tingting Xu; Abbott, Richard J.; Milne, Richard I.; Kangshan Mao; Du, Fang K.; Guili Wu; Zhaxi Ciren; Miehe, Georg; Jianquan Liu // BMC Evolutionary Biology;2010, Vol. 10, p194 

    Background: Although allopatric speciation is viewed as the most common way in which species originate, allopatric divergence among a group of closely related species has rarely been examined at the population level through phylogeographic analysis. Here we report such a case study on eight...

  • Dynamics of dissolved nutrients in forest floor leachates: comparison of a natural forest ecosystem with monoculture tree species plantations in south-east Ethiopia. Ashagrie, Yeshanew; Zech, Wolfgang // Ecohydrology & Hydrobiology (International Institute of the Poli;2010, Vol. 10 Issue 2-4, p183 

    The dynamics of nutrients in water passing through the forest floors of two plantation forests (Cupressus lusitanica and Eucalyptus globulus) and an adjacent natural forest were monitored over a one year period at Munesa, Ethiopia. The results showed that, in all forest types, after K, Ca and Cl...

  • Broomsticks with Feathery Tops.  // New Zealand Forest Industries;Mar2001, Vol. 32 Issue 3, p25 

    Reports on early pruning of cypresses in New Zealand. Benefits of early pruning for farm foresters; Goals of shorter rotation.

  • Macrocarpa and cypresses in general. Tantrum, Don // New Zealand Tree Grower;Feb2010, Vol. 31 Issue 1, p30 

    The author offers information about the cypress tree. He cites that he prefers seedlings than cuttings for planting cypresses. He recommends to prune cypresses lightly and often. He mentions several measures for thinning the trees, ways to avoid the disease known as canker and the...

  • Himalayan cypress, Mexican cypress and hybrids. Satchell, Dean // New Zealand Tree Grower;Feb2010, Vol. 31 Issue 1, p20 

    The article focuses on Himalayan cypress or Cupressus (C.) torulosa, Mexican cypress or C. lusitanica and hybrids. C. torulosa is said to be known for being durable and having scent and it is recommended for dry hillsides along with cedar. The meaning of the word lusitanica is "of Portugal,"...

  • Ensuring the sustainability of New Zealand forests. Clinton, Peter // New Zealand Tree Grower;May2008, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p37 

    The article offers a guide to ensuring the sustainability of planted forests in New Zealand. For radiata pine and Cupressus lusitanica, the key soil indicators of productivity include soil carbon to nitrogen ratio, total soil nitrogen and total soil phosphorus and depth of top soil. According to...

  • Water and nutrient inputs in rainfall into natural and managed forest ecosystems in south-eastern highlands of Ethiopia. Ashagrie, Yeshanew; Zech, Wolfgang // Ecohydrology & Hydrobiology (International Institute of the Poli;2010, Vol. 10 Issue 2-4, p169 

    The input of rain water to the forest floor and the composition of rainfall and throughfall water were monitored between October 2001 and September 2002 in a natural and two plantation (Eucalyptus globulus and Cupressus lusitanica) forests at Munesa, southeastern highlands of Ethiopia. The...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics