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Education

Training good quality nursery trees

Training good quality nursery trees 5/21/2003 Edward F. Gilman Professor, Environmental Horticulture Department University of Florida, Gainesville [email protected] Objectives for first 15 years: Maintain dominant leader by subordinating (shortening) competing leaders Space branches apart by removing or shortening nearby branches Anticipate future form and function – train and prune early to avoid cutting large branches, …

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Pruning specifications for medium aged and mature trees

Pruning specifications for medium aged and mature trees Edward F. Gilman University of Florida SAMPLE PRUNING SPECIFICATIONS FOR MEDIUM-AGED AND MATURE TREES ON A CONDOMINIUM COMPLEX Following some minor wording changes, you can use this on residential and other small jobs without written specifications to ensure that the customer has an idea of what work …

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Fertilization

Fertilization Roger C. Funk A Research Trust Update from Arborist News This is one in a series of articles reviewing the advances of research, especially during the last 25 years, when the ISA Research Trust began funding arboricultural research. At the turn of the last century; not much definitive information on fertilization of shade and …

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Grown to self-destruct

Grown to self-destruct E. Thomas Smiley, Ph.D. and Donald C. Booth Ph.D. Are nursery trees grown to self-destruct in the landscape? At the research and technical support center for one of the largest tree and shrub care companies we see many plant problems. Some plants die due to insect infestation or disease, but a growing …

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Root Training/Development and Root Pruning

Root Training/Development and Root Pruning The following was distributed at the 1995 Menninger Sunbelt Tree Conference By Roy A. Mecklenburg Root Training/Development Circling/girdling roots can develop in a 2 inch seedling pot, 1 gallon, or 5 gallon container and prevent successful tree transplanting and establishment years later. If circling roots are not cut, roots will …

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Irrigating Newly Transplanted Trees and Root Growth Rates

Irrigating Newly Transplanted Trees and Root Growth Rates The following was distributed at the 1995 Menninger Sunbelt Tree Conference By Roy A. Mecklenburg Irrigating Newly Transplanted Trees Newly transplanted trees in Central Florida require 1.5 to 3 gallons of water per inch of trunk diameter per irrigation. This water must be applied so that it …

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Fertilizer & Root Stimulant Applications and Length of Establishment Period

Fertilizer & Root Stimulant Applications and Length of Establishment Period The following was distributed at the 1995 Menninger Sunbelt Tree Conference By Roy A. Mecklenburg Fertilizer and Root Stimulant Applications There is little or no benefit in applying fertilizer at transplanting, but in several months after transplanting, as new root growth occurs, nutrients will be …

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