Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 3


Western Australia, Pruning, Fruit trees, principles of pruning

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In this series of three articles, an attempt is being made to explain the principles of fruit tree pruning, together with some of the difficulties likely to be encountered. The subject will be treated under three main headings in the following order:— 1—General Principles; 2.—Framework Pruning; 3.—Pruning of various kinds of fruit trees with special reference to treatment of fruiting wood. This first section will be confined mainly to stating the reasons why pruning is considered necessary and will describe the terms used to indicate the various parts of the tree.

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