Flush Cuts

As you can see, in this oak sample, the bad sample had the cut made flush with the trunk.  The good one left the branch collar without leaving a stub.










Note below the flush cut.  The dying bark is the result of a flush cut and not so-called sun scold.










In this Black Walnut we see the results of a flush cut.











Note below the flush cut on the trunk.












Here in these dissections, you can see the internal response to flush cuts.







Suggested book on "Pruning".

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