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Tree/Shrub Pruning

A landowner inspecting branches on a tree prior to being prunedPractice Code: 660

Tree/shrub pruning is a treatment applied to trees and shrubs that involves the removal of selected branches, shoots, or roots. It may also be applied to the removal of all above-ground material where a coppicing technique is being used to renew the growth of trees or shrubs.

Conservation Practice Documents

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Conservation Practice Standard Overview
NRCS New York Conservation Practice Standard

Field Office Technical Guide (FOTG)Conservation planners shall reference NRCS New York Field Office Technical Guide for additional documents, tools, references, and procedures required with this practice.


Related Conservation Practices

This practice is commonly used in a Conservation Management System with practices such as:

Forest Stand Improvement
Tree Shrub Establishment
Tree/Shrub Site Preparation
Windbreak/Shelterbelt Establishment

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