PRUNING DOSE: HOW MUCH TO REMOVE
The bottom horizon X axis shows age
increasing [A]. The vertical Y axis shows percentage of wood removed
increasing. When trees are young [Y] great amounts of symplast maintaining
wood [L] can be removed. As the tree matures [M] less symplast maintaining wood should
be removed and symplastless wood removal should increase [D]. As the tree
approaches over maturity [OM] very little symplast maintaining wood should be
removed, and great amounts of symplastless wood [D] should be removed.
Many species of tropical trees grow very fast; but they still follow these patterns for pruning dose.
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