This leaflet aims to provide practical advice on the high pruning of broadleaved trees.
The aim of any form of pruning is to produce a single straight stem of at least 6 m in height. Formative pruning is carried out on young trees up to 3 m tall.
As with every successful project the key is clarifying your objectives and then doing your research.
Woodland Heritage Journal 2017 available to download
The two day course incorporates site visits in irregular coniferous and broadleaved stands and looks at the silviculture of transformation in more detail.