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Check out these videos from Dr. Ed Gillman (University of Florida) testing the effect of pruning on trees subjected to hurricane force winds. Cool research!

Effect of Hurricane-Force Winds on Landscape Trees–Crown Thinning

Effect of Hurricane-Force Winds on Landscape Trees–Crown Reduction Pruning

Effect of Hurricane-Force Winds on Landscape Trees–No Pruning


Dr. Gilman, University of Florida, has a 50% research: 50% extension teaching assignment and teaches an arboriculture class. He works with arborists, consultants, landscape contractors, tree nursery operators, urban foresters, planners, landscape architects and others engaged in tree selection, growing, planting and management issues. Research includes irrigation, fertilization, roots, and other tree transplant and after-care techniques and a recent focus on tree response to pruning.

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About Cheryl Boyer

Dr. Cheryl R. Boyer Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist, Ornamental Nursery Crops Department of Horticulture, Forestry and Recreation Resources Kansas State University Research and Extension 2021 Throckmorton Plant Sciences Center, Manhattan, KS 66506-5507 Email: Twitter: @cherylboyer