Table 4.

Two year terminal shoot to lateral shoot growth of ‘Patmore’ green ash and ‘Autumn Purple’ white ash after three terminal bud pruning treatments.

'Patmore' Green Ash
YearBud pruning treatmentzTerminal shoot to lateral shoot ratio
Total caliperAvg. caliper
1994Intact0.4ay1.0b
Lateral bud removal0.8a1.7a
Terminal bud cluster removal0.5a1.0b
1995Intact0.5a1.3b
Lateral bud removal0.6a1.7a
Terminal bud cluster removal0.6a1.2b
'Autumn Purple' White Ash
1994Intact0.4a1.2b
Lateral bud removal0.8a1.7a
Terminal bud cluster removal0.5a1.3b
1995Intact0.3a1.0b
Lateral bud removal0.7a1.5a
Terminal bud cluster removal0.4a1.2b
  • z Bud pruning treatments: control, no treatment; lateral bud pruning, lateral buds in terminal bud cluster were removed leaving the terminal bud intact; terminal bud cluster removal, the terminal 2.5 cm of the terminal bud cluster was removed and the upper most intercluster bud was taped to re-establish a central leader.

  • y Means within a species, year and column followed by different letters are significantly different from each other at the alpha=0.05 level using the Student-Newman-Kuels test.