bark-ringing

bark-ringing


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The removal of a narrow strip of bark from around the trunk or branch, particularly fruit trees. Used to control vigor and encourage fruiting.
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If your tree is too big for its position, you can reduce its vigour by a process called bark-ringing, which involves taking out a piece of bark around a quarter of an inch (6mm) wide for a large tree from the trunk in late spring, at a height of around 3ft (1m), so reducing the flow of nutrients up the tree and thereby stemming growth.
If your tree is too big for its position, you can reduce its vigour by a process called bark-ringing -taking out a piece of bark around a quarter of an inch (6mm) wide for a large tree from the trunk in late spring,at a height of around 3ft (1m), so reducing the flow of nutrients.