Table 2.

Lateral shoot elongation of 8 cm (3”) diameter ‘Imperial’ honeylocust and English oak before and after transplanting. Trees were dug bare root in the spring of 1986 and root pruned to one of four root system configurations (“ball” types) before healing-in. Values are means of the 5 longest shoots/tree.

Species& configurationInitial tree height m (feet)Shoot elongation in Year cm (inches)
198519861987
Honeylocust
Standard5.4A*23.4A4.8A9.1A
(17.7)(9.4)(1.9)(3.6)
Wide-deep5.3A22.6A4.1A10.4A
(17.4)(8.9)(1.6)(4.1)
Narrow-deep5.4A24.1A4.3A14.7B
(17.7)(9.5)(1.7)(5.8)
Wide-shallow5.4A23.8A4.6A14.5B
(17.7)(9.4)(1.8)(5.7)
English oak
Standard6.0A19.9A9.1A4.6A
(19.7)(7.8)(3.5)(1o8)
Wide-deep6.0A19.8A13.5B19.6B
(19.7)(7.8)(5.3)(7.7)
Narrow-deep5.7A18.7A12.2B3.6A
(18.7)(7.4)(4.8)(1-4)
Wide-shallow6.8A22.6B12.7B18.8B
(22.3)(8.9)(5.0)(7.4)
  • * Means within a column and species followed by different letters are significantly different from each other using L.S.D., 0.05 level.