At 08:34 PM 2002-09-06 -0700, Hisashi T Fujinaka wrote:
>As the son of a gardener, I'd be surprised if something that simple would
>kill a tree.
>On Fri, 6 Sep 2002, Jon Zaimes AA1K wrote:
> > Steve,
> > How long does the tree last after topping? Won't that kill it?
I think it depends upon the species of tree. Birches donot like it, just
ask me and a few neighbours. Some conifers will not grow new buds below
the lowest branches, some will. I have seen some pines and firs (in the
Pacific side of NA) topped and they just keep growing. Some of the
Christmas tree farms cut the main trunk but leave a couple of lower
branches to start a new trunk. So, again, it depends upon the species.
Chris opr VE7HCB