Root and shoot pruning in root-balled acer platanoides L. Effects on establishment and shoot architecture

Catherine Findlay, Fred Last, Peter Aspinall, Catharine Ward Thompson, Nigel Rudd

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    Abstract

    Various combinations of root and shoot pruning treatments were applied to semi-mature, root-balled trees of Acer platanoides L. prior to planting in an experimental plot at the Bush Estate, near Edinburgh. After 3 years observation and measurement, the treatments had little effect on survival or girth. However, performance as gauged by annual shoot increments, was significantly affected by shoot pruning, The pruned trees recovered from the effects of transplanting to a much greater extent and there was a noticeable effect on the relative balance between apical and lateral increments.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)215-229
    Number of pages15
    JournalArboricultural Journal
    Volume21
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 1997

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