Improving Hardwoods through Crop Tree Release
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Jun 16, 2010 12:00 pm US/Eastern
Length: 01:00 (hh:mm)
- Jeff Stringer, Ph.D., University of Kentucky
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Improvement in growth and value of individual trees is one of the cornerstones of hardwood silviculture. Maximizing growth and potentially value is based upon providing adequate free growing space to individually selected hardwoods. Crop tree release is often the method of choice for controlling growing space in hardwoods and can be used in with stands of almost any age and specie composition to improve their ultimate value. While the crop tree release concept is simple to grasp there are a number of specific details that must be understood to know when to properly use the practice and to ensure its maximum effectiveness. This webinar will provide information that will help those using the technique to determine: the proper degree of release based on species, the number of crop trees per acre, how to determine when and if a stands needs crop tree release, and how to apply a crop tree release treatment.
- presentation handout BW.pdf (1297Kb)