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Tree Restoration

Monique Reed monique at mail.bio.tamu.edu
Fri Aug 24 09:10:56 EST 2001

Just remember---even if you can top a tree and have it sprout (and not
all species will do this), chances are that the shape will never look
quite right again.

M. Reed

Don wrote:
> Thank you so much for the info. Very informative. Am I to understand though
> that I can cut the top off a tree, say a thirty foot down to a ten foot, or
> a ten foot down to a five foot tree and new branches below will develop
> where none existed so that Ican have a full tree without it being a pole
> with branches and leaves just at the very top? Also, you kind of lost me Rod
> when you mentioned slipping twigs into the bole cambial region at different
> heights. As I said, my knowledge is very limited when it comes to plants and
> trees although I'm willing to learn and have already learned a lot since I
> acquired the land. Any more info again is a help. Thanks.
> Don

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