Canadian Forest Service Publications
Anatomy of a successful pruning. 2007. Rioux, D. Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Laurentian Forestry Centre, Quebec, QC. Branching out Numéro 36. 2 p.
Issued by: Laurentian Forestry Centre
Catalog ID: 27461
Series: Branching Out (LFC - Québec)
Availability: PDF (download)
Pruning is a very useful silvicultural treatment both for improving the final quality of a stand and for controlling certain pests. However, pruning causes wounds that the tree must close as quickly as possible. Knowing a few facts about tree anatomy allows us to carry out this operation efficiently while preserving the tree's health.
Also available under the title:
Anatomie d’un élagage réussi. L’éclaircie du Service canadien des forêts, Centre de foresterie des Laurentides. No. 36. (French)