Summer calendar of activities

November 2006
New Zealand Tree Grower;Nov2006, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p32
The article presents tips for managing farm forests during the summer season. Summer is the season to focus on pruning. This activity includes pruning both for shape correction and for clearwood production. The golden rule for pruning is that it has little and frequently less effect on growth and result in a smaller diameter over stubs, than more severe pruning at less frequent intervals. There are three types of pruning, namely form pruning, pre-emptive pruning, and clearwood pruning. Another activity for the summer will be thinning. Thinning is used to promote growth on final crop trees and wind stability. The greatest weakness of farm foresters is to over prune and under thin.


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