Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Training young pecan trees: The problem of stalked buds
Weakly attached lateral limbs should be avoided when training young pecan trees. Limbs with deep bark inclusions tear easily from the tree, creating a huge scar on the trunk. In addition, when limbs with a deep bark inclusion are pruned off during normal "limbing up" operations, the pruning wound left behind does not callous over well. Without a well defined branch collar, the tree has a hard time growing over the bark inclusion.
The next post in the training young trees series is When to start training