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Summary (overview) of 3 to 5 year protocol

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A program that prunes roots and tops is required to produce a consistant shade tree crop. Quality trees are produced only when these programs are put into place and maintained. Regular evaluation and modification is needed to keep abreast of new technologies and knowledge.

Detailed tree pruning book

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root pruning

root pruning

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in field and containers

in field and containers

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finished crop

early pruning strategy

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top pruning strategy

older pruning strategy

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year 1 to 2

year 1-2

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year 2 to 3

year 2-3

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year 3 to 4

year 3-4

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year 4 to 5

year 4-5

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trunk form

trunk form

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bud union

bends and bows

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bends and bows

pruning time

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pruning time slide

leader pruning

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leader pruning

budding

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budding

seedling stock

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seedling stock

bud union

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bud grows

bud grows

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one year later

one year later

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finished crop

finished crop