|OH 261||Tree Surgery and
Specialized Pruning Techniques
1 Units (1 hours lecture, .5 hours laboratory)
This class will explore the concepts and procedures of specific pruning techniques for various ornamental and fruit trees to influence flowers, fruit and growth. Response to pruning is predictable and can be a management tool. Cabling, bracing, cavity repair, injury from failure treatments, crown cleaning versus crown thinning and topping alternative like crown reduction and restoration. Students will learn practical application of pruning theories and principles.