16 February 2011


I learnt yesterday that crown reduction experiments conducted on 3 species of trees, namely Pterocarpus indicus(common name: Angsana), Khaya senegalensis (common name: African Mahogany) and Syzygium grande(synonym: Eugenia grandis), in Singapore showed that the branches that grew from the topped ends were about 25% weaker than the limbs that grew from the normal pruning cuts. This is interesting information!