Tree structure. By Edward F. Gilman Department of Environmental Horticulture University of Florida http://hort.ufl.edu/woody/planting. Tree Structure. What’s the Problem?. What is good structure?. Outline of topics. Forest grown vs. open grown tree Codominant stems
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What’s the Problem?
How do they develop on their own?
Open grown tree
Trees in the forest grow with one trunk, and codominant stems toward the top of the tree
Its all about access to sunlight
Same tree five years later
Keep an eye on this side of the tree
Stems nearly same diameter
Severely acute angle
Included barkbeginning to form
Closed crack indicating inclusion
Near-normal wood formation
(Not a codominant stem!)
Is a solution that will be discussed in another presentation.