Practice Code: 660
Reporting Unit: Acre (Ac.)
Tree/shrub pruning is the removal of all or part of selected branches, leaders or roots from trees and shrubs.
Purposes and Benefits
Improves landscape aesthetics
Promotes desired plant attributes to help meet intended uses such as wind and snow control, noise abatement, access control, and visual screens
Improves health and vigor of woody plants
Enhances wildlife habitat
Conservation Practice Support Documents
Support Documents for this conservation practice are available for download from an abbreviated version of Section IV of the NRCS Field Office Technical Guide (FOTG).
All support documents associated with this and other conservation practices are available at the NRCS Field Office Technical Guide Web site.
Related Conservation Practices
This practice is commonly used in a Conservation Management System with practices such as:
Tree Shrub Establishment (612)
Windbreak/Shelterbelt Establishment (380)
If you want to learn how you can protect natural resources on your farm or forestland, please contact your local NRCS office.
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