What Do Trees Think About Pruning?
What Do Trees Think of Pruning? -They may not say much about it, but how they respond to this important arboriculture practice is often not fully understood by practitioners. Often, pruning specifications and directives are provided without explanation of the biology behind our discourse. This session will provide a survey into the impact of pruning relative to physiological and biomechanical responses including hormonal reactions, phenolic influences, and carbon allocation, from trees to improve our outcomes from pruning.