Horticulture 12

Horticulture 12 - Horticulture 12/2/10 Pruning -Removal of...

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Horticulture 12/2/10 Pruning -Removal of parts of the top or root system of a plant -Dwarfing process (makes plant smaller) -Growth Stimulant -Reasons -Beauty -Plant Health -Size -Shape -Increase Yield (ex. Fruit productions, increase) Plant Health -Remove diseased portions of your plant -Remove narrow branching angles (crotch angles) -Air Circulation -Light penetration -Sanitary Practices -Removing large branches -Wound dressing -Healing response -Chemical defense -Microorganisms -Compartmentalization
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-New Growth Size Control -Heading-pruning the tips of branches -Directs growth -Remove just beyond a bud -Pollard -Branches severely cut back -Vigorous tress -Bonsai- miniature -Turf-mowing Shape Control -Topiary-desired shapes -Bonsai- miniature -Espalier-trained against a fence or wall -Central leader (primary trunk ex. Pines) -Multiple trunks -Plan ahead -Shearing -Tips of outer branches are trimmed off -Dense growth on the outside -Outside vs. Inside appearance -Unsightly Light Interception
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