Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Heavy pecan crop + poor limb structure = limb breakage
bark inclusion, a key characteristic of a narrow crotch angle. This type of branch attachment is structurally weak and prone to breakage under the stresses of wind, ice, or heavy crop load. In a series of blog posts on training young trees, I give tips on how to avoid growing trees with narrow branch angles by a process I call directive pruning and some simple pruning guidelines I call the 2-foot rule. The training young trees series starts here.