Sunday, May 5, 2013

Trees are not like bartenders.

They don't like to be tipped..

Here are some pics of tipping at Whitmore 3rd leaf orchard.

Yes. It hurts to cut away branches with nuts, but they are not too many. It is important to preserve the long term structure of the tree so they will be more productive in the future. Think disciplining the children so they grow into productive adults..

Q. So what exactly is Tipping?
A. As Joyce eloquently explained, "On young trees, it is sometimes necessary to lighten the load of nuts and growth by cutting back the tips of the limbs. This helps prevent limb breakage under its own weight. It also removes limbs that hang so low they would be hit by herbicides when weeds are sprayed."

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