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AS 4373-2007

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Pruning of amenity trees

Specifies methods for pruning of trees and provides guidance on correct and uniform practices intended for use on amenity trees.
Published: 14/03/2007
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Table of contents
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Table of contents
Header
About this publication
Preface
Foreword
1 Scope
2 Application
3 Definitions
4 Considerations before pruning
5 Pruning procedures
5.1 Equipment
5.2 Disinfection
5.3 Pre-cutting
5.4 Final cut
5.5 Branch lowering or dropping
5.6 Hanging branches
6 Foliage distribution
6.1 Growth habit
6.2 Amount removed
6.3 Weight distribution
6.4 Crown distribution
7 Pruning classes
7.1 General
7.2 Crown maintenance
7.2.1 General
7.2.2 Deadwooding (D)
7.2.3 Crown thinning (T)
7.2.4 Selective pruning (S)
7.2.5 Formative pruning of young trees (F)
7.3 Crown modification
7.3.1 General
7.3.2 Reduction pruning (R)
7.3.3 Crown lifting (C)
7.3.4 Pollarding (P)
7.3.5 Remedial (restorative) pruning (H)
7.3.6 Line clearance (L)
7.4 Pruning of palms
8 Unacceptable practices
8.1 Lopping and topping
8.2 Wound painting
8.3 Flush cutting
9 Root pruning
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Content history
[Superseded]
DR 06280
AS 4373-2007 REC:2020