When trees are damaged during storms, they typically respond through the production of sprouting branches. Referred to as epicormic sprouts, these branches are a critical component in replacing the tree crown and photosynthetic capacity. Unfortunately, there is little empirical data to guide industry best management practices with respect to crown restoration pruning. In this presentation, Jake Miesbauer discusses results from a long-term study on the growth response of damaged trees to different pruning treatments and how these results can help guide practitioners to improve their methods for restoration of storm damaged trees. Listen to the Science of Arboriculture podcast and then take the accompanying CEU quiz to check your knowledge. This quiz is worth 0.5 credits. (A, U, M, T, Bp)
CEUs for this quiz may be earned only once during the life of your certification.