hort.net Seasonal photo, (c) 2006 Christopher P. Lindsey, All Rights Reserved: do not copy
articles | gallery of plants | blog | tech blog | plant profiles | patents | mailing lists | top stories | links | shorturl service | tom clothier's archive0
 Navigation
Articles
Gallery of Plants
Blog
Tech Blog
Plant Profiles
Patents
Mailing Lists
    FAQ
    Netiquette
    Search ALL lists
    Search help
    Subscription info
Top Stories
Links
sHORTurl service
Tom Clothier's Archive
 Top Stories
Disease could hit Britain's trees hard

Ten of the best snowdrop cultivars

Plant protein database helps identify plant gene functions

Dendroclimatologists record history through trees

Potato beetle could be thwarted through gene manipulation

Hawaii expands coffee farm quarantine

Study explains flower petal loss

Unauthorized use of a plant doesn't invalidate it's patent

RSS story archive

Re: Royal Paulownia


Jim,
I think you know we were refering to ornamental, street-lining trees.  In
orchards, where trees are a commercial machine, appearance doesn't matter.
As to the practice of topping hastening demise of the tree, I would suppose
certain more technical pruning is applied that looks similar to topping to
the casual observer.

Kitty

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "james singer" <jsinger@igc.org>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, March 28, 2004 5:58 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Royal Paulownia


> Agree that topping ornamental trees is stupid. But avocado growers top
> their trees because who can pick fruit that are 60 feet in the air and
> Florida orange groves [can't speak to California's] have machines that
> top their trees to uniform height for the same reason--makes picking
> easier and faster.
>
> On Saturday, March 27, 2004, at 11:39 PM, Kitty wrote:
>
> > Ceres,
> > I couldn't tell from your post whether you thought topping and
> > coppicing
> > were similar practices or that one just brought the other to mind.
> > Coppicing is cutting the shrub to ground level and stooling cuts
> > generally
> > to  6-24 inches from the ground year to encourage lots of new growth.
> > (there is also pollarding, but I think people often use all 3 terms
> > interchangeably)  Topping is a stupid practice done to trees, much
> > higher
> > up.  Why?  Ignorance.
> >
> > From International Society of Arboriculture:
> > Topping is perhaps the most harmful tree pruning practice known. Yet,
> > despite more than 25 years of literature and seminars explaining its
> > harmful
> > effects, topping remains a common practice. This brochure explains why
> > topping is not an acceptable pruning technique and offers better
> > alternatives.  See:
> > http://www.treesaregood.com/treecare/topping.asp
> >
> > Kitty
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: <Cersgarden@aol.com>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Saturday, March 27, 2004 10:56 PM
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Royal Paulownia
> >
> >
> >> In a message dated 3/27/04 8:12:49 PM, vldunn@widomaker.com writes:
> >>
> >> << I remember when just riding around
> >>
> >> Baltimore that I observed  row-house gardens that would have a single
> >>
> >> "coppiced" tree in the backyard. >>
> >>
> >> Verona, this made me think of the many trees I saw in the D.C. area
> >> which
> > I
> >> guess you might say they were topped or at least severly pruned.
> >> Anyone
> > know
> >> why?  This is a forbidded practice in our area.
> >>     Ceres
> >>
> >> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
> >> Support hort.net -- join the hort.net fund drive!
> >> http://www.hort.net/funds/
> >
> > ---------------------------------------------------------------------
> > Support hort.net -- join the hort.net fund drive!
> > http://www.hort.net/funds/
> >
> >
> Island Jim
> Southwest Florida
> Zone 10
>
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
> Support hort.net -- join the hort.net fund drive!
> http://www.hort.net/funds/

---------------------------------------------------------------------
Support hort.net -- join the hort.net fund drive!
http://www.hort.net/funds/



Other Mailing lists | Author Index | Date Index | Subject Index | Thread Index



 © 1995-2015 Mallorn Computing, Inc.All Rights Reserved.
Our Privacy Statement